Hover Drift Experience
There’s no other machine quite as quirky as a hovercraft.
They’re challenging, exciting, scarily unpredictable and great fun. That about covers it!
What Hovercraft Racing at ODD is:
-a completely unique flying lesson
– a single-seater Formula 25 hovercraft
– part plane-part jet ski, with no brakes!
-like driving on ice –you aim to go forward, preferably not sideways – and not doing donuts!
-racing a craft you are not harnessed into
-a bit weather-dependant (high winds and fog aren’t good)
What it isn’t:
-not for wimps!
-not for under 16s
-something you’ve experienced before!
What makes ODD’s hovercraft experience unique:
-only venue in Ireland
-only venue using wild open water as part of the course
-only venue with grass to lake and lake to grass transition points (also known as shoreline!)
-you leave as a Pilot!
What happens when you get here:
-issued with lifejackets, wet gear and helmet
-a full briefing and ongoing tuition from our experienced instructors
-learn how to lift, move forward, set down and stop
-fly solo against the clock, two craft at a time, at full throttle to keep your ‘nose’ up!
-you ignore the warning voices in your head about heading off the water at full speed, and you GO FOR IT!
When you can fly:
-usually Wednesday – Sunday as a small group or couple,pre-booked. (note: 20 stone weight restriction)
-on reserved Hovercrafting Grand Prix Event days for voucher holders.
-Minimum 16 years old to fly solo Hovercraft
– Hovercraft Rides are avilable for ages 7+ , see here
15 Lap Hover Drifting Grand Prix Experience: €149pp
10 Lap Hover-Drift Racing Experience : €99pp