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1716: Swedish designer Emmanual Swedenborg produces the first hovercraft design, lifted by human powered oars.
1870s: British engineer Mark Daniel Webber builds a test model using air force between the hull of a boat and the water.
1877: British shipbuilder John Thornycraft constructs and patents some boats using lubricated hulls.
1915: Austro-Hungarian navy officer Dagobert Muller von Thomamuhl builds the first workable hovercraft-like vehicle, called Versuchsgleitboot System Thomamuhl.
1927: Soviet rocket science Konstantin Tsiolkovsky discusses the theory of air-cushion crafts in his book Air Resistance and The Express Train.

1931: Finnish engineer Toivo Kaario constructs and patents an air-cushion vehicle.

1940s: American inventor Charles Joseph Fletcher builds his Glidemobile, some see him as the inventor of the hovercraft. The United States Department of War classifies his creation.

1952: English engineer Christopher Cockerell invents and tests the hovercraft. British military authorities classify it as national secret.

1956: The Ministry of Supply permits the Saunders Roe aviation company to check the possibilities.

1957: The National Research and Development Corporation helps Cockerell with patenting.

1958: The Saunders Roe aviation company builds the SR-N1 also known as the Saunders Roe Nautical One.

1959: American scientist W. Bertelsen develops his prototype the Aeromobile 35-B.
Demonstration of the Saunders Roe Nautical One at the Isle of Wight.
July 25: First SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel between Calais - France and Dover - United Kingdom.
December: The Duke of Edinburgh damages the SR-N1 during a test flight.
1978: March 9: French Engineer Jean Bertin tests his N500-02 again.
April 6: The stretched SR-N4 Princess Anne with Mk3 specifications or Super 4 is re-launched.
July 5: New Dover Hoverport is opened at the Western Docks.

1978 September 15: The skirt

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