TR3564 : Hoverlloyd hovercraft arriving at Pegwell Bay

taken 37 years ago, near to Cliffs End, Kent, Great Britain

Hoverlloyd hovercraft arriving at Pegwell Bay
Hoverlloyd hovercraft arriving at Pegwell Bay
The Hoverlloyd 'Swift' hovercraft at the hoverport at Pegwell Bay near Ramsgate. 'Swift' was one of four craft operated by Hoverlloyd, the others being named 'Sure', 'Sir Christopher' and 'The Prince of Wales'. The Hoverport at Pegwell Bay was built in 1969 and provided a cross-channel service to Calais until the end of the 1982 season when it ceased. The rising cost of aviation kerosene in the late 1970s made the hovercraft increasingly uneconomic, also the closure of the British Hovercraft Corporation meant that maintenance became expensive.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 August, 1981   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Air transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3519 6416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.6725N 1:22.4715E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3515 6429
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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