Episode 6: Huge Hovercraft
A team of engineers attempts to build and haul a massive, brand new Search & Rescue Hovercraft 5,000 miles from Southampton to Vancouver in Canada. The Vancouver branch of the Canadian Coastguard deals with hundreds of emergencies every year along the western coastline. They desperately need a new type of all-terrain vehicle to cope with ever increasing call outs. Engineers in Southampton, England have the answer. Griffon Hoverworks are at the forefront of Hovercraft design and have struck a million dollar deal with the coastguard to supply them with one of their biggest ever - the AP1-88. Now all they need to do is get it there – which proves to be an epic endeavour. This film follows the team put the craft through a series of rigorous sea trials followed by a dangerous crossing of a turbulent English Channel to the Netherlands where it will be craned onto an ocean going vessel for its 5000 mile sea voyage long. Will the craft arrive in time to start saving lives?