U.S. Navy Hovercrafts Take the Beach

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an landing craft air cushion hovercraft operator? I’ll be honest, I have always thought hovercrafts were really cool and I’ve certainly wondered what it would be like to be one of the operators on board one.

Well, here’s your chance (and mine) to get that first-person perspective. U.S. Navy operators assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) strapped a camera to their craft and recorded it in action. Brace yourself for one wild and awesome ride!

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  • Tom Ficarra

    seriously… how does someone join the Navy and get assigned to be a hovercraft operator? I think the recruiter would just laugh at him/her and say their going to scrub the deck for the first three years. That is such an awesome looking job.