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DiscoverHover is an international not-for-profit program established by the World Hovercraft Organization in 2003. Its primary mission is to give students worldwide the educational opportunities that accompany the building of a hovercraft and racing it in established hovercraft races. Students or school teams can race in Hovercraft Club events in their respective countries; if your country lacks a Hovercraft Club, the DiscoverHover site tells you how to start one.

The DiscoverHover program is an updated, expanded version of earlier programs created by officers of the World Hovercraft Organization. This improved program is specifically designed to attract students to engineering, technology and other academic areas, while providing schools with an innovative teaching concept. The enormous satisfaction that comes from the achievement of building and racing a hovercraft has been proven to motivate both students and instructors to even greater accomplishments.

All information on the DiscoverHover web site is made available, without charge, to students; to primary, secondary and post-secondary schools; to youth organizations and to individuals age 12 to 21 anywhere in the world. Hovercraft blueprints and instructions are provided by Universal Hovercraft, the world's largest supplier of hovercraft plans, kits and parts. And an advisory team comprised of some of the world's leading hovercraft specialists stands ready to answer all your questions and to help you every step of the way.

DiscoverHover also provides a highly popular interactive hovercraft museum exhibit, including a working HoverChair to give children the opportunity to pilot their own hovercraft.

For more detail on all aspects of the DiscoverHover program, click on the links at the top right of this page, and review the links in the site menu with information specific to Instructors, Students and Museums.

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