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  The History of Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc.

Introduction: The Sixth Decade

As the original light hovercraft manufacturer, Neoteric moves into its sixth decade as one of a very few hovercraft manufacturers in history with 50 years of experience and expertise. In addition to its manufacturing and engineering experience, Neoteric has trained and certified rescue, recreational, commercial and military hovercraft pilots during that time. Neoteric’s exclusive Hovercraft Pilot Training program is the most comprehensive light hovercraft pilot training course available.

As an ambiguous testament to the one-of-a-kind engineering and design of the HoverTrek™, Neoteric has in recent years been exploited by individuals/companies intent upon committing industrial espionage and theft of trade secrets in order to counterfeit Neoteric’s patented and trademarked designs. Of great concern is the fact that hovercraft are increasingly utilized in rescue operations; counterfeit rescue hovercraft pose a threat to the lives of first responders and to the lives of those they are tasked to save. With assistance from Federal and international agencies, Neoteric and the World Hovercraft Organization continue to prosecute and attempt to put a halt to such unlawful offenses.

Neoteric Hovercraft are not mass-produced; each craft is custom manufactured by hand. As factory production increases, Neoteric must strive to maintain this hands-on attention and, at the same time, increase manufacturing efficiency. Much of Neoteric’s engineering effort over the past several years has been devoted to this challenge. The NeoTechnology section of the Neoteric website describes this process in greater detail, with photos.

Also on the technology front, Neoteric engineering team Rob Wilson and David Atkins, both founding members of the company, continue their work in Australia on the new high speed two-person performance hovercraft with the goal of establishing the World Speed Record for light hovercraft. This goal will be accomplished by reintroducing Neoteric technology that was actually conceived during the early 1970s.

A Photo History of Neoteric Hovercraft, 2010-2019

Jan. – Dec., 2010 
In its research and development of alternative hovercraft power plants, Neoteric canceled its 3-year evaluation of the Rotamax Rotary engine. Research and development continues on 3-cylinder, 4-cycle powered machinery module.
18 February, 2010
Chris Fitzgerald conducts rescue hovercraft pilot training for the Crosslake Fire & Rescue Department, Crosslake, Minnesota USA.  The department purchased their Neoteric Rescue HoverTrek™ after receiving an anonymous $23,000 donation.
March, 2010
Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald travels to Sweden to conduct a week-long training course for a team of hovercraft pilot instructors from the Swedish Sea Rescue Society, Svenska Sjöräddnings Sällskapet. The organization utilizes two Neoteric HoverTrek™ Rescue hovercraft. Read more
  Hovercraft Pilot training Sweden                              Image Neoteric Hovercraft Sweden
   
8 March, 2010
Neoteric learns that Keltic Marine Group, Nova Scotia, and Hi Tech International S.r.l. in Italy, operating as“HTI America”, have joined forces to market in North America the hovercraft that HTI counterfeited from the patented Neoteric HoverTrek™ through economic/industrial espionage. Neoteric continues its legal actions in coordination with national and international agencies to halt HTI’s unlawful activities.
April, 2010
Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald traveled to Australia to visit Ross McLeod of Airlift Hovercraft, and Gary Ashton of Mariah Hovercraft, two manufacturers who are building hovercraft for the South Korean Coast Guard. Airlift Hovercraft is located in Surface Paradise, Queensland AU; Mariah Hovercraft is located in Hastings, Victoria AU.
  In April 2010, Neoteric developed a new gull wing cabin door.
25 April, 2010
Eight Neoteric hovercraft performed the closing spectacular of the Indian Premier League (IPL3) 2010 Cricket Championship in Mumbai, India - one of the six largest sporting events in the world. Neoteric was chosen because of the stylish design and maneuverability of the HoverTrek™, the only hovercraft on the market able to pirouette, travel sideways and in reverse, and hover in place to perform a choreographed routine – and hovercraft are the only vehicle that will not damage a fragile cricket field.
  See IPL3 hovercraft videos; read Hoverin’ Around the World and read the inside story From Indiana to India.
  Neoteric Image-Hovercraft IPL3 Cricket Championship India
   
23 June, 2010
Chris Fitzgerald conducts hovercraft pilot training for the Winous Point Marsh Conservancy, home of the oldest duck hunting club in America. The Conservancy preserves a 5,500-acre marsh and maintains a wildlife habitat on the shores of Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay in Point Clinton, Ohio USA. Read more
6 July, 2010
Neoteric serves Hi Tech International S.r.l. with a Cease and Desist Order. The Order requires that a) HTI remove from its websites the material it plagiarized from the Neoteric website; b) HTI remove Neoteric’s trademarked business name from the meta tags on their websites; and c) HTI cease the manufacture and sale of hovercraft illegally pirated from Neoteric through economic/industrial espionage and theft of trade secrets by Matteo Passoni/HTI.
7 July, 2010
Neoteric serves Keltic Marine Group with a Cease and Desist Order. The Order requires that a) Keltic Marine remove from its website the technical diagrams HTI plagiarized from the Neoteric website; b) Keltic remove all false and misleading statements from its website; and c) Keltic, operating as “HTI America”, cease the manufacture and sale of hovercraft illegally pirated from Neoteric through economic/industrial espionage and theft of trade secrets by Matteo Passoni/HTI
16 July, 2010
After HTI ignores Neoteric’s Cease and Desist Order, Neoteric files a DMCA Complaint against HTI with all major global search engines for its repeated violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Google immediately finds that more than 700 URLs on the HTI website violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and unlawfully infringe upon copyrighted/trademarked material from the Neoteric website. Google immediately bans each of those pages from its search index.
2 August, 2010

Keltic Marine Group complies with Neoteric’s Cease & Desist Order by removing from its website the copyrighted illustrations plagiarized from Neoteric’s website, and removing the false statement that HTI has been manufacturing hovercraft since 1995. However, Keltic continues to operate as “HTI America”, manufacturing/marketing hovercraft that were illegally counterfeited from Neoteric through economic/industrial espionage and theft of trade secrets committed by Matteo Passoni/HTI.

Neoteric continues to work with the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI and other national/international governmental and private agencies to protect its intellectual property and trademarked products from espionage committed by Hi Tech International S.r.l.
7-10 August, 2010
Neoteric was honored by a visit from John Talmage, the company’s very first customer, and his wife Carol, who were instrumental in the launch of Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. in the 1970s. Talmage, a pilot and farmer in Long Island, New York, built his own hovercraft in 1965. In 1976, he financed the first hovercraft produced by the newly-founded Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc.

  The Neova 2, the first hovercraft manufactured
by Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc.
Photo Hovercraft history Neova 2
   
October, 2010
Neoteric completed an upgrade to its manufacturing facilities, including the addition of a flexible storage building as well as refinishing the loading dock and all outside storage containers.
November, 2010
Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald is invited to South Korea and China to demonstrate the Neoteric Rescue Hovertrek™ to military officials and rescue agencies. On November 23, as a demonstration to the South Korean Navy was about to begin, North Korea launched an attack upon South Korea 25-50 miles from the demonstration site. Navy officials were recalled to their bases and the demonstration was postponed.
  Fitzgerald with South Korean military officials just                                    Fitzgerald describes Neoteric's unique reverse thrust
prior to the attack by North Korea.                                                            system to the Xiamen, China Fire Department.
Image Neoteric Hovercraft South Korea                              Image Neoteric Hovercraft China
   
  See the complete photo gallery: Neoteric Hovercraft in China and South Korea
December, 2010
Keltic Marine Group (see 8 March 2010 above) informs Neoteric that Keltic has severed all business relations with Hi Tech International S.r.l. and Matteo Passoni “due to very questionable business activities including evidence of counterfeiting and forgery in his business dealings”, including but not limited to:
  • “behavior unbecoming an Officer and Director of the Company”
  • “refusal to meet financial obligations and ethical responsibilities”
  • “continuing inflow of evidence of inappropriate business activities”
  • “most distasteful business dealings”
  • “Trying to open false E-bay accounts in the company name … is certainly not indicative of someone who is legitimate.”
Jan. – Dec. 2011 The popularity of the Hovertrek™ continued in 2011, during which Neoteric custom manufactured rescue, recreational, commercial and military hovercraft for clients in the following nations:
  • Canada
  • China
  • Finland
  • Kuwait
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • USA
Jan. – Dec. 2011 For more than five decades, Neoteric has been globally recognized for innovation in technology and artistry in design; the Hovertrek™ is the most thoroughly tested light hovercraft on the market. This meticulous evaluation was amplified during 2011 and included classified Wind Tunnel testing in Australia at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SAMME). The RMIT Wind Tunnel is used to advance the development of new vehicles for such manufacturers as Audi, Bentley, BMW and Rolls-Royce. This wind tunnel aerodynamics modeling is paving the way for a technological leap forward: a futuristic limited edition Neoteric hovercraft, Model 6153, that will break world speed records and capture global headlines.
 
Image High speed hovercraft model RMIT wind tunnel Rob Wilson, President, Neoteric Engineering Affiliates, Ptd. Ltd. (left rear) and David Atkins, Design Engineer, Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. (right rear), appear with School of Aerospace research personnel and a 1/3 scale model of the Neoteric High Speed Hovercraft inside the RMIT industrial wind tunnel.

  In 2011, the company's dedication to constant improvement applied not only to Neoteric products and designs but to procedures, systems, marketing materials and vendor products as well:

  • Chad Steimel, Vice President, Engineering, refined AutoCAD drawings, organized manufacturing data, and upgraded the company’s hovercraft operations instruction manuals.

  • Ryan Dagey, Information Technology Director, advanced Neoteric’s web-based manufacturing system and developed programming for both existing and future web sites, including a new site for the Neoteric Hovercraft Pilot Training program.

  • In 2011 Neoteric neared completion of a major project: the digitizing of an extensive collection of hovercraft histroy, which includes documents, films, videos and slides. During 2012, the collection will be added to the Neoteric web site's comprehensive History of the Hovercraft.
Jan. – Dec. 2011 International, national, regional and local media covered the activities of Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. as well as the accomplishments of its clients, particularly those involving rescue operations: Neoteric Hovercraft in the News
February, 2011 Neoteric contracted with an Indianapolis agency to produce a new logo and web site for the company's Hovercraft Pilot Training program. The finished products, however, did not meet the company's high standards. Similar difficulties were previously experienced with another Indianapolis agency who was commissioned to upgrade the current Neoteric web site; the agency's design was deemed to pose a risk to Neoteric's excellent search engine rankings.
March, 2011 Emergency responders from Fire District 19 and the Stillagaumish Water Rescue Team in Silvana, Washington USA complete rescue hovercraft pilot training at Neoteric.
  Image Neoteric Hovercraft Pilot training
April, 2011 Neoteric Military HoverTrek™ LCAC Trainer was introduced was introduced to U.S. and South Korean Generals during a joint military exercise in South Korea. See video and photos of this military hovercraft  which is engineered as a training apparatus for LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) pilots and navigators.
  	Neoteric Military HoverTrek LCAC Trainer Introduced in South Korea
May, 2011 Filip Przybysz, Vice President, Marketing, joined the company to develop new marketing directions and to oversee the expansion of the Neoteric Hovercraft Pilot Training program and web site
June, 2011 Rescue personnel from the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base completed a week of specialized military hovercraft pilot training at Neoteric, including night rescue operations. Prior to the Air Force purchase of two Neoteric hovercraft, emergency response times could take more than three hours, but their hovercraft now allow them to reach victims in minutes.

  Image hovercraft history military                              Photo military hovercraft history
  The Roswell Fire Department, Roswell, Georgia USA completes pilot training in their new Neoteric 6-passenger rescue hovercraft, which was purchased with a Homeland Security Grant. Fire Chief Ricky Spencer states, "There are 13 miles of the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, with lots of shallow areas. Rescue boats just didn't meet our needs." Full story with hovercraft video and photos …
  Image rescue hovercraft Homeland Security Grant
July, 2011 Engineers, mechanics and marketing personnel from Freeway Technologies Co. Ltd., Xiamen, China, completed a week of hovercraft flight training and maintenance instruction at Neoteric's USA headquarters. Freeway, Neoteric's distributor in China, specializes in the design, manufacture and international trade of aviation and rescue equipment.
  Image China hovercraft pilot training                                      	Photo Freeway Technologies Xiamen China
  See a photo gallery of Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald's previous visit to Xiamen, China to train Freeway Technologies' hovercraft mechanics.
                                                            	Image hovercraft China mechanics
August, 2011 Officials from the Government of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, and China Pacific Marine, Ltd. visited Neoteric to conduct stringent performance testing on the Fire Department's newly manufactured 6-passenger rescue hovercraft prior to its shipment to China. Neoteric met and surpassed all the specific governmental standards. China Pacific Marine, Neoteric's Hong Kong agent, has been a provider of marine products to both government and the private sector for more than four decades.
  Image China Pacific Marine testing                                   Photo Hong Kong Fire Services Department hovercraft    
  Firefighters from the White River-Hazleton Volunteer Fire Department, Hazleton, Indiana USA complete rescue hovercraft pilot training at Neoteric's headquarters in their new 6-passenger rescue hovercraft. Read the full story with rescue hovercraft videos and photos …
  Photo 6 passenger rescue hovercraft
  The U.S. Department of the Interior credits a Neoteric hovercraft for 17 different water rescue operations in one week on Wisconsin's St. Croix River that brought 98 people to safety. The hovercraft is owned and operated by the St. Croix Tribal Police. Full story with hovercraft photos and news coverage …
  Picture St Croix Tribal Police rescue hovercraft
October, 2011 WealthTV, the exclusive cable television network, selected the Neoteric Hovertrek to be featured on its popular program Boys Toys. The show's host, TV host/actress/model Jenn Barlow, brought a crew to Neoteric's headquarters to film the Boys Toys episode, which will air in early 2012.
Image hovercraft Boys Toys Wealth TV                                   Image Jenn Barlow Boys Toys hovercrafts   
  Also in October, Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald traveled to the Dominican Republic to consult with a client on the establishment of a tourism business and to conduct on-site specialized commercial hovercraft pilot training on the Atlantic Ocean. The client subsequently launched a new venture offering hovercraft passenger tours along the shoreline of Punta Cana in his new 100 hp 6-passenger Hovertrek.
  Image Hovercraft tours Punta Cana                                   Photo Hovercrafts rides Dominican Republic
  Sebastian and Ghislaine van Berkom of Montreal, Canada complete recreational hovercraft pilot training in their new Neoteric Hovertrek. Their craft will be used for transport to an island in Canada when ice prevents the use of any other vehicle. Full story with photos of their hovercraft …
  Recreational hovercraft image
  First responders from the Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department, Bloomington, Indiana USA complete rescue hovercraft pilot training and maintenance instruction in their new 6-passenger Rescue Hovertrek. See a photo gallery of their pilot training …
  Rescue hovercraft pilot training image
  Dirk Lohry, a private airplane pilot from McCook Lake, South Dakota USA, completes recreational hovercraft pilot training at Neoteric. Lohry lives on a lake, and the hovercraft he is building from a Neoteric partially-assembled kit will let him navigate the lake over thin and broken ice for the first time. Read Lohry’s advice on piloting a hovercraft …
  Image recreational hovercraft pilot
November, 2011 Francesco Musorrafiti, Chairman and CEO of EPS Corporation, accompanied by the company's Chief Counsel, its Senior Vice President for Business Development and its Corporate Aircraft Pilot, visited Neoteric to discuss a joint business venture. EPS Corporation's global operations provide services and products to governments, civilian agencies and commercial entities. The company manufactures the EPS M10 100- passenger hovercraft as well as the Slingsby 20-passenger composite diesel powered hovercraft, and is interested in adding Neoteric's light hovercraft range to their product lines.

Also in November, President Chris Fitzgerald, accompanied by Neoteric Flight Instructor Steve Stafford, traveled to Hong Kong to conduct six days of challenging hovercraft pilot training and maintenance instruction for the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in their 6-passenger rescue Hovertrek. The hovercraft is an essential vehicle, particularly for water rescue operations, in Hong Kong, where rivers, canals, channels, drainage ditches, estuaries and fish farms proliferate.

  Image Hong Kong Hovercraft pilot training                                               Picture China Hovercraft flight training
  Leaving Hong Kong, Chris Fitzgerald then traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to conduct pilot training at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple and the Dhammakaya Foundation in their two 6-passenger Neoteric rescue hovercraft. The Temple monks are using the hovercraft for water rescue operations in the current flood crisis – the worst flooding in Thailand in more than 50 years. The training took place on the flooded roadways surrounding the Temple.
  Photo Thailand flood rescue hovercraft training                                    Image rescue hovercraft flood relief Thailand Dhammakaya Foundation
March, 2012 Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald traveled to Bubiyan Island, Kuwait to conduct five days of pilot and maintenance training for Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. personnel. Hyundai E&C is using a Neoteric six-passenger Hovertrek™ in the construction of the controversial Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port on the Khor Abdullah waterway, a project that has raised tensions with Iraq. Full story/photo gallery …

  Image Hovercraft Training Mubarak Al-Kabir Port Project Kuwait                                    Image Hovercraft Training Mubarak Al-Kabir Port Project Kuwait

                                                           Image Hovercraft Training Mubarak Al-Kabir Port Project Kuwait

April, 2012 First responders from the Norman Township Fire Department, Wellston, Michigan USA complete rescue hovercraft pilot training in their new Neoteric rescue hovercraft, which was funded by a government grant. One asset of the hovercraft will be to replace “ice rescues done the old fashioned way: with rope and ice rescue suits,” the officers state. Full story with photos of their rescue hovercraft …
  Image Norman Township Fire Department Rescue hovercraft training
May, 2012 In preparation for the flood season in Bengbu, China, two Neoteric hovercraft demonstrate rescue operations on the Huaihe River. The craft, built from Neoteric Kits before the year 2000 by the now defunct Feida Hovercraft Co. in Bengbu, China, are operated by former Feida personnel. Several hovercraft assembled by Feida from Neoteric kits are still operating in Xuzhou City in Jiangsu Province, China, where former Feida employees still support their products through maintenance and continued pilot training.
  Neoteric Hovercraft kits picture Bengbu China
   
August 2012 Neoteric Hovercraft is featured in an episode of Boys Toys on Wealth TV, hosted by Emmy-nominated Jenn Barlow. The show’s promo says, “Talk about a rush! This one-of-a-kind amphibious vehicle will have you re-evaluating your definition of the word ‘cool’!”Watch the video here ...

  http://photos.neoterichovercraft.com/galleries/history/history/photos/boystoys.jpg
   
October, 2012 A Neoteric hovercraft is used in a major environment restoration project on Pelican Island, a key Barrier Island off the coast of Louisiana, by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD), the USA’s largest provider of dredging services. The island is crucial in protecting Louisiana citizens from storm surges and is one of the USA’s richest fisheries.
  http://photos.neoterichovercraft.com/galleries/history/history/photos/gldd1.jpg
 

Christy Hovercraft, Neoteric’s agent in Russia, participates in an international conference held by EMERCON, the Chief Department of the Russian Emergency Services Ministry. Christy Hovercraft reports, “The Hovertrek attracted great interest from senior governmental officials. It was noted that Neoteric hovercraft are extremely mobile, amphibious, have a low-profile design, good ergonomics and low maintenance ... all beneficial attributes for emergency work.”

  http://photos.neoterichovercraft.com/galleries/history/history/photos/christy3.jpg
   
Jan 2013 Oakley, Bubba Watson’s sponsor, selected Neoteric to build the world’s first hovercraft golf cart for Bubba, the BW1, then hired the famous video agency, Thinkmodo, to create the video Bubba’s Hover. The filming, done in stealth mode to keep the project top secret until the video was released three months later, took place at the Raven Gold Club in Phoenix, Arizona.
  Bubba’s Hover filming Bubba Watson Neoteric Hovercraft golf cart BW1
Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald instructs Bubba Watson at the filming of Bubba’s Hover.
 
Apr 2013 Bubba’s Hover, featuring Bubba Watson and Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald, was released on YouTube. It immediately became a global sensation, achieving 4 ½ million views in just a few days. Watch the video …
  Bubba’s Hover video YouTube viral video BW1 Bubba Watson photo
   
  Immediately, Bubba’s Hover and Neoteric are featured in numerous national and international media, including Fortune Magazine, Kingdom Magazine, Hammacher Schlemmer and all the national TV networks. NBC’s Today show featured co-hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker flying Bubba’s Hover.
  NBC Today Matt Lauer Al Roker fly BW1 Bubba’s Hover Hovercraft golf cart
   
May, 2013  Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald is invited to Assault Craft Unit 4 in Virginia Beach to review the U.S. Navy’s training protocol for LCAC (Landing Craft, Air Cushion) crews. He is working with officials to develop a proposal for the Navy to consider using the Neoteric HoverTrek for initial LCAC crew training. His visit included a chance to pilot an LCAC on the Atlantic Ocean.
  LCAC Landing Craft Air Cushion ACU4 LCAC training
   
June, 2013 Chris Fitzgerald visits Hirth Engines (Göbler-Hirthmotoren KG) in Germany, Neoteric’s largest supplier. The visit resulted in Hirth’s agreement to modify their engines to Neoteric’s specifications. Read the full story …
 

Hirth
Hirth owner Siegfried Göbler (left) and Chief Engineer Dietrich Kehe (right) meet with Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald (center).

July, 2013 From July through September, The Neoteric HoverGolf™ cart, the official limited edition replica of Bubba Watson’s BW1, is featured on the cover of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog and their web site.
  Hammacher Schlemmer Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart
   
  In July, film crews from New York City and Los Angeles filmed a company profile about Neoteric Hovercraft - which will be seen by more than 6 million monthly viewers as part of the Yahoo! Finance Breakout Profiles series. See videos of the filming …
  Yahoo Finance Breakout Profiles Neoteric Hovercraft golf cart
   
  And in July, Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield, Ohio became the first of the world’s 35,000+ golf courses to own two Neoteric HoverGolf™cartsthe official limited edition replica of Bubba Watson’s BW1. Like Bubba’s Hover, this brought about another global media tsunami. Read the full story …
  Windy Knoll
   
  Also in July, On July  26, Indiana Congressman Larry Bucshon visits Neoteric and Hovercraft Training Centers to discuss his advice and advocacy on a proposal for HTC to provide hovercraft flight training to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. See videos and photos …
  Photo Larry Buschon Hovercraft ride Homeland Security Flight training
   
August, 2013 Superior Golf & Spa Resort is the first golf course in Ukraine to own a Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart, the official limited edition replica of Bubba Watson’s BW1.
  Ukraine Hovercraft Golf cart Neoteric Superior Golf & Spa resort
   
  And in August, Neoteric customizes a hovercraft for customer Bob Vanderheiden in burnt orange, the color of his other recreational vehicles, including his three Jeeps.
  Vanderheiden
   
  Also in August, Neoteric was featured on TrailBlazerGirl.com, a website that showcases “the most interesting gear and amazing getaways for adventurous women who love the outdoors.”

  TrailblazerGirl.com Adventurous women Neoteric Hovercraft
   
September, 2013 The Embassy of Pakiston in Washington D.C. purchases two Neoteric hovercraft for the Pakistan Air Force to use in rescue operations.
  Image Neoteric Hovercraft Pakistan Air Force Pakistan Embassy
   
  Also In September, action is taken against two Russian companies who are committing industrial and economic espionage; theft of technology and trade secrets by counterfeiting the Neoteric HoverTrek: Air Wing (aka Production Company MSK and 000 Airoslava) and MosHovercraft Group (aka Globatek Group JSC). These counterfeit hovercraft may pose a serious threat to consumers, as well as risk the lives of first responders and those they are tasked to save.
  Russian Counterfeit hovercraft pirated Unsafe hovercraft Air Wing MosHovercraft
   
  In September, Paul Biggerstaff of Woosung, Illinois purchased a Neoteric HoverTrek with a unique hand-painted camouflage color scheme, and learned to fly it at Hovercraft Training Centers.
  Picture Hovercraft custom painted Hovercraft training
   
  In September, the Prairieton, Indiana Fire Department takes ownership of the Neoteric rescue hovercraft formerly used by the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency in Terre Haute, Indiana. As Dick Setleff, former Emergency Management director said, “It’s about the price of a good motorcycle, and that’s nothing if you can use it to save just one life.”
  Neoteric Rescue Hovercraft Emergency Management
   
  And in September, Walt Sitz builds his hovercraft from a Neoteric Partially-Assembled Hovercraft Kit, which he will use for recreational activities, but also to help others. Sitz owns Eagle Wings, Inc. in Oregon and belongs to Crisis Response International, a non-profit organization that provides rescue and relief support to humanitarian missions worldwide.
  Picture Rescue Hovercraft Crisis Response International Build your own Hovercraft kit
   
November, 2013 The Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart is a huge hit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as a showcased product at the 2013 Great Gift Wrap Up. See attendees’ reactions in this video …
  Image Neoteric Hovercraft Golf cart Caesars Palace Great Gift Wrap Up Las Vegas
   
  Also in November, the leading aquaculture and marine science institutions in China purchase a Neoteric HoverTrek™ to use in research operations. These include Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Shanghai Ocean University, the Ministry of Agriculture Ocean Fisheries Training Center, the China Fisheries Network, and the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences.
  China
   
December, 2013 John and Maureen Wright live on an island in Canada. No other vehicle would get them to and from the mainland when the water is not frozen enough to walk on or too frozen for a boat. They solved the problem by purchasing a Neoteric hovercraft.
  Hovercraft Ice vehicle Ice boat Vehicle for partially frozen water
   
 

And in December, a video of a Neoteric hovercraft performing a deer rescue goes viral. James and Doug Kenison, owners of MedCity Hovercraft in Rochester, Minnesota use their Neoteric Hovertrek to rescue three exhausted deer, stranded on the ice for days on Albert Lea Lake. Watch the video …

  http://photos.neoterichovercraft.com/galleries/history/history/photos/deerrescue.jpg
   
January, 2014 Discovery Channel’s Tech Toys 360 airs an episode about Neoteric Hovercraft. The show features Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald, shows our Hovercraft Golf Cart in action and tours the Neoteric factory to see how Bubba’s Hover was manufactured. Watch the preview …
  Bubba's Hover Discovery Channel Hovercraft Golf cart Innovative vehicles Tech Toys 360 Velocity TV Hovercraft video
   
  And in January, a Neoteric HoverTrek and a HoverGolf Cart are invited to give rides at “the ultimate adventure in Capitalism”: Noble Financial Capital Markets’ 10th Annual Equity Conference (“Noble 10”), an exclusive event for Wall Street executives and investors at Club Med in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
  Club Med Hovercraft Golf cart Military recruiting Noble 10 Noble Financial Capital Markets Wall Street events
   
  Also in January, Barry Eison of Tennessee purchased a Neoteric HoverTrek for hunting and fishing – but he also has plans to become a Neoteric dealer. Eison says, “I’ve looked at just about every hovercraft out there. If you go online and look at reviews, Neoteric is the only one that doesn’t have a single negative review.
  Hovercraft Business opportunity Hovercraft dealer, Hovercraft reviews, Sell hovercraft
   
February, 2014 Neoteric supplies to Puerto Rico its first Hovercraft Golf Cart. It was purchased by the owner of the Serralles Distillery, the largest rum producer in Puerto Rico, who also owns hotels with golf courses.
  PuertoRico
   
  Also in February, Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald travels to Hanoi, Viet Nam to conduct flight training to first responders from Viet Nam’s National Department of Rescue and Relief on their two new Neoteric rescue hovercraft. Watch the video …
  Rescue Hovercraft video First responders Flight training Flood rescue equipment Hovercraft pilot training Flight training Tuyet NGA Hanoi Viet Nam hovercraft
   
March, 2014 Snohomish County Fire District’s two Neoteric hovercraft enable first responders to navigate the dismal search conditions after the Oso, Washington mudslide. Even rescuers are having to be rescued after becoming stuck up to their armpits in mud. But the hovercraft are able to fly across the mud and debris – keeping first responders above the danger rather than mired within it. Full story with photos …
  Rescue Hovercraft photos Mudslide images Oso Washington mudslide Rescue hovercraft Snohomish County Mud rescue vehicles
   
  In March, Dan Brown, an optometrist from Olney, IL, trades the Hovertechnics hovercraft he’s owned for 15 years, but rarely used, on a new Neoteric HoverTrek. After his flight training, he says, “Compared to my old one, the difference was like night and day! The reverse thrust is definitely a big difference. And this is just a much lighter craft.Full story with video …
  Hovertechnics Hovercraft Neoteric HoverTrek Used Hovercraft trade-ins Flight training Light hovercraft video
   
  And in March, Technotek Polska, Neoteric’s hovercraft dealer in Poland, is actively engaged in demonstrating the hovercraft’s value in rescue operations to fire departments and other rescue agencies throughout Poland – and their response has been extremely positive. Photo gallery …
  Poland
   
April, 2014 Four Major Generals from the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior visit Neoteric to take a test flight and explore the use of Neoteric hovercraft for swiftwater flood rescue operations in Saudi Arabia. Full story with photos …
  Image Flood rescue hovercraft swiftwater rescue Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior Water rescue vehicles
   
  And in April, Wylie Fire Department’s Neoteric hovercraft is the only vehicle able to rescue a Texas man stuck in mud after being thrown from a bridge.
  Photo Rescue hovercraft Mud Rescue vehicle Wylie Fire Department Texas hovercraft
   
  Also in April, Larry Borland, a retired farmer from North Dakota, undergoes flight training at Hovercraft Training Centers in his new Neoteric HoverTrek.
  Picture hovercraft Flight Training Hovercraft Training Centers
   
May, 2014 Indiana Outdoor Adventures, a TV program broadcast to more than 44 million households across the U.S., airs an episode devoted exclusively to Neoteric Hovercraft. Watch the full episode …
  Video hovercraft Indiana Outdoor Adventures episodes Neoteric HoverTrek
   
  And in May, Neoteric customer Gary Meyers and his hovercraft (named "Neo") are filmed to star in an upcoming episode of NatGeo TV's None of the Above with the popular British host Tim Shaw - to be aired in 170 countries in 45 languages. Watch a video from the filming in at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada …
  Hovercraft video NatGeo TV None of the Above Tim Shaw National Geographic
   
June, 2014 Neoteric designs a customized hovercraft for Tetra Tech, a global consulting and engineering firm with 330 offices worldwide. The hovercraft’s first project will be surveying over fragile coral reefs in the Caribbean in search of military MEC/UXO (Munitions & Explosives of Concern/Unexploded Ordnance). Tetra Tech’s Senior Geophysicist says, “The hovercraft is for going places you can’t go with conventional craft, places that are too shallow for a boat, places you can’t walk. We try to push it to the next level so we can go places other people can’t go, and where sensitive habitat is only inches below the water surface.”
  Image commercial hovercraft Tetra Tech Custom hovercraft for munitions detection vehicles
   
August, 2014 ESPN comes to Neoteric to film a special feature of NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse participating in a hovercraft race on Lazy L Lake, sponsored by Coca-Cola’s Nos Energy Drink. Other hovercraft pilots included Danica Patrick’s father T.J. Patrick, the Terre Haute Coca-Cola distributor and two Nos fans who won the chance to participate. Watch the video …
  Hovercraft Video Ricky Stenhouse NASCAR Hovercraft race Danica Patrick T.J. Patrick
   
September, 2014 The Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society’s publication, FastTIMES publishes an article about the use of Neoteric hovercraft in the detection of unexploded ordnance over shallow coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. Read the article …
  Hovercraft news FastTIMES Environmental Engineering Geophysical Society Ordnance detection hovercraft
   
October, 2014 D&T Landscaping purchases two customized Neoteric hovercraft to use for dust suppression at a major taconite mining region on the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota. Owner David Olson says, “We needed something different. We use tractors and piston bullies, but they don’t work well in a soft environment. The surface here is like quicksand – you can’t stand or walk on it.” See videos and photos …
  Photos hovercraft videos Taconite mining dust suppression vehicles Mesabi Iron Range Minnesota mining vehicles
   
  Also in October, NBC-2 TV airs a feature titled “Neoteric Hovercraft: A Hidden Treasure.” Watch the video …
  Hovercraft video NBC Neoteric Hovercraft news
   
November, 2014 Retired airline pilot builds his own hovercraft from a Neoteric Partially-Assembled Hovercraft Kit. Bill Holzgrove says, “Originally I was considering an airboat, but it’s too tall for the bridges on the river where I live, but a will go under them with no problem. And I live in Minnesota, so there are lakes everywhere. In the spring and fall, when the water’s going through the transition, I’ll be the only guy out there!”
  Image Neoteric Hovercraft kit Partially assembled hovercraft Build hovercraft DIY
   
December, 2014 Two Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Carts star in the Cleveland Browns-Cincinnati Bengals halftime show at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Wall Street Journal reports, “At halftime, people in pink bunny costumes raced hovercraft on the field. This was the highlight of the afternoon.Full story with photos …
  Photo hovercraft golf cart halftime show FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland Browns
   
  Also in December, Shaw Couevas opens a tourism business, Southern Hovercraft, in New Orleans with his 6-passenger Neoteric HoverTrek. He says, “I think hovercraft are a new and exciting way to get customers out there and experience the wildlife. I called Neoteric because it seems to be the best on the market and because the Hoverclub of America recommended Neoteric,”
  Picture Hovercraft tourism business Neoteric 6 passenger hovercraft
   
January, 2015 Hydro International, the global magazine for hydrography, publishes an article featuring Neoteric and the custom hovercraft produced for Tetra Tech. This is an “environmentally sensitive survey platform”  that allows data collection in shallow water with protected species where “previously only more expensive, less sensitive aircraft-based systems were able to perform.Read the full article …
  Image hovercraft environmentally sensitive survey vehicle Hydro International
   
  Also in January, NBC-2 News airs a video of an ice rescue practice for the Perry Clear Creek, White River and Hazleton Fire Departments and their Neoteric rescue hovercraft. Watch the video …
  IceRescue
   
February, 2015 The Napoleon, Ohio Fire Department’s Neoteric hovercraft rescues not only a family stuck in a boat on the Maumee River – they also rescue the first responders whose boats became stuck or damaged in the shallow water. Watch the ABC News video …
  Video Hovercraft water rescue first responders Napoleon Ohio Fire Department Neoteric rescue hovercrafts
   
  And in February, Michigan’s North Muskegon Fire Department, which has utilized Neoteric rescue hovercraft for three decades, hosted an inaugural statewide Ice Rescue Conference and Education Day, attended by numerous fire and rescue departments and the U.S. Coast Guard. North Muskegon’s newest Neoteric HoverTrek performed ice rescue demonstrations and their original craft from 1985 was on display. Watch the news video …
  Video Hovercraft ice rescue North Muskegon Fire Department Neoteric hovercraft
   
  Also in February, WOTV 4 Women, an ABC-affiliated TV station in Battle Creek, Michigan, broadcasts a program about Neoteric Hovercraft. Amanda, the host of the daily program Where You Live, learns to pilot a Neoteric HoverTrek on ice and films it for her show. Watch the full episode …
  Video Hovercraft on ice WOTV 4 Women Where You Live
   
 

In February, in order to offer even more direct, personal service to our customers across the world, Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. made the decision to suspend Neoteric dealerships until further notice. This will further enhance our service by allowing all customers to work directly with top personnel at Neoteric’s headquarters.

   
March, 2015 Global News broadcasts a feature about Moncton Fire Department’s preparation to rescue snowmobiles in Canada with their Neoteric hovercraft. Watch the video …
  Global News Hovercraft feature video Moncton Fire Department Canada Neoteric Rescue hovercraft
   
  Also in February, the Onset Fire Department in Wareham, Massachusetts uses their Neoteric Hovercraft Workhouse to rescue 10 deer after they fell through the ice into the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1990, their hovercraft illustrates the longevity of Neoteric products. Watch the video …
  Hovercraft Deer Rescue video Atlantic Ocean Onset Fire Department
   
April, 2015 Fox 13 TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, broadcasts a feature about the Neoteric rescue hovercraft operated by the Davis County Sheriff’s Department. For three years their hovercraft has saved lives in an area covered by the Great Salt Lake, and when the water is low it leaves miles of mudflats boats can't reach. Watch the video …
  Image Rescue hovercraft Neoteric Great Salt Lake mudflats Hovercraft mud rescue vehicle
   
  In April, Neoteric recreational hovercraft are well-represented at the Lake Havasu, Arizona HoverFest, a part of the Lake Havasu Boat Show, one of the premiere boat shows in the Southwest USA. Watch the hovercraft in action …
  Hovercraft events HoverFest Lake Havasu Boat Show Neoteric recreational hovercraft
   
  And in April, North Muskegon Fire Department’s Neoteric rescue hovercraft rescues five fishermen from an ice-covered lake in Michigan. Fire Chief Steve Lague reports, “Our hovercraft have saved more lives than all our fire engines combined. Since 1985, more than 255 people have been rescued from Muskegon area lakes using the hovercraft. More than half of them would have drowned not having the hovercraft as a safe rescue tool.”
  Neoteric Hovercraft rescues ice fisherman Safe rescue tool
   
  Also in April, the Viet Nam People’s Army purchased two additional 6-passenger Neoteric military hovercraft. Flight Instructor Steve Stafford conducted pilot conducted pilot training for additional Army personnel on Suoi Lake at the Emergency Response Training Facility near Hanoi. Videos and photos …
  Video Hovercraft Hanoi Viet Nam People’s Army Neoteric Military hovercraft Emergency response vehicles Suoi Lake
   
May 2015 The Mansfield Fire Department’s Neoteric hovercraft rescues numerous victims from floodwaters after tornadoes and thunderstorms battered much of Texas. Mansfield’s Captain William Franks reports, “The benefit of having the hovercraft is we do not have to send our personnel into the water to retrieve victims. It can also hover over logs, car tires and any other debris, unlike boats, that could be a hazard in the water. A hovercraft is the answer to a faster rescue – a safer rescue.
  Photo Neoteric Hovercraft flood rescue Texas Mansfield Fire Department
   
  Later in May, much of Texas is still a flood disaster zone, and the death toll includes first responders and victims lost to failed rescue attempts by vehicles that can’t perform as well as hovercraft in flood rescue operations. Fortunately, several Texas fire departments operate Neoteric rescue hovercraft. Watch a CBS news report showing Wylie Fire-Rescue saving a woman trapped on her submerged car …
  Video Hovercraft flood rescue vehicle Wylie Fire-Rescue Texas flooding
   
July, 2015 Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald participates in Hover for Hunger, a unique 500 mile journey up the Wabash River to raise funds for charities that combat childhood hunger in Indiana. The downriver trip has been done by boat, but never by hovercraft and never upriver.
Participants come from all over the United States, and even from as far as Australia.
  Photo Neoteric Hovercraft Chris Fitzgerald Hover for Hunger Indiana Childhood hunger Wabash River
   
  In July, Iowa’s Council Bluffs Fire Department purchases a new 6-passenger Neoteric rescue hovercraft. Appropriately, their first responders complete flight training and learn flood rescue techniques on the Wabash River at 22.8 ft. flood stage. Full story with photos …
  Image Hovercraft rescue Flight training First responders Flood rescue techniques
   
August, 2015 When rescue boats were unable to reach kayakers trapped in mud, the West Islip Fire Department on Long Island, New York saved them in minutes with their Neoteric hovercraft – the only vehicle that could reach them. Read the full story …
  Neoteric Hovercraft mud rescue boats Kayaks on mud West Islip Fire Department
   
September, 2015 Rob Wilson, President of the Neoteric Engineering Affiliates, the Australian branch of Neoteric Hovercraft, and Technical Director for Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. travels to the U.S. to confer with Chris Fitzgerald. Their tasks include developing a skirt testing rig, to further Yamaha engine testing and to develop an enhanced thrust and lift duct system.
  Photo Neoteric Hovercraft Australia Rob Wilson Chris Fitzgerald
   
October, 2015 The Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart is chosen to star in the premiere of an upcoming MTV program hosted by brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy Brown of the popular hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. The pilot episode was filmed at a golf course in Pasadena, California near the Rose Bowl. Full story & photo gallery …
  Image Rae Sremmard Khalif Swae Lee Brown photos Aaquil Slim Jimmy Brown Hip hop stars fly Neoteric Hovercraft golf cart MTV program
   
  And in October, General Motors’ GMC Certified Service features a Neoteric hovercraft in their latest TV commercial. Watch the commercial …
  Photo Neoteric hovercraft GMC TV commercial General Motors Hovercraft video
   
February, 2016 President Chris Fitzgerald conducted a week of flight training at Barrick Gold Corporation’s Pueblo Viejo gold, silver and copper mine in the Dominican Republic, one of the largest gold mines in the world. Their Neoteric hovercraft is the only vehicle able to travel over the hazardous sections of the mine’s five tailings ponds. It will be used for the mine’s biodiversity and environmental projects, as well as for surveying and safety & security. Full story & photo gallery …
  Image hovercraft in mining operations Pueblo Viejo
   
April, 2016 Neoteric was honored to be the only rescue hovercraft exhibitor at the 2016 FDIC (Fire Department Instructor Conference), the world’s largest fire training-based conference and exhibition, held April 18-23 at the Lucas Oil Stadium and Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read the full story …
  2016 FDIC Neoteric Hovercraft exhibit
   
June, 2016 WOPR, a national water rescue agency in Poland, launched its new Neoteric hovercraft in Szczecin. Purchased from Neoteric’s dealer in Poland, Tecnotek Polska, it is the first rescue hovercraft in Szezecin and the region. “This machine can save people under the most difficult weather conditions that prevent the use of a helicopter. Regardless of the weather, our new hovercraft can fly over water, ice, mud, sand, grass or wetlands - allowing us to get to those places you can't reach either by boat or by foot," said WOPR's Jason Kleczaj. Full story & photo gallery …
  Image Water Rescue WOPR Hovercraft Poland
   

September, 2016

President Chris Fitzgerald conducted a week of flight training and maintenance instruction for the Pakistan Air Force at the PAF Sea Survival School in Karachi, Pakistan. The two 4-passenger Neoteric hovercraft owned by the PAF are used for security patrol along the Korangi Creek Air Force Base shoreline, which contains mudflats and mangroves that make it inaccessible to all other vehicles. Full story & photos …

  Photo Pakistan Air Force Hovercraft Neoteric
   
  Also in September, piloted by President Chris Fitzgerald, a Neoteric hovercraft was selected to carry the torch in the signature event of Indiana’s 200th birthday: the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Modes of transport were selected that were symbolic of the heritage and history of Indiana. As the media often report, Neoteric, with its international clientele and global reputation, has put Terre Haute, Indiana on the world map. Full story, photos, video …
  Image hovercraft Neoteric Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay
   
October, 2016 Neoteric’s business in China continued to expand. In October, Neoteric’s agent, China Hai Pai Hovercraft, Ltd. – the leading hovercraft company in China – arranged for the YiWu Emergency Rescue Team to demonstrate their Neoteric hovercraft for the Vice-Minister of China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, Mr. Gu ChaoXi, and Major General WenPing Feng, Commander of the ZheJiang Military Region of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Full story & photo gallery …
  Photos Hovercraft Demo Chinese People’s Liberation Army
   
  Also in October, Yellow River Tourist Attractions in LuLiang City, Shanxi Province, China added two 6-passenger Neoteric hovercraft to the one 4-passenger Neoteric craft they already own. Two engineers from Neoteric’s agent, China Pai Hovercraft, Ltd., conducted additional training on the Yellow River, where the three hovercraft are operated for tourism. Full story with photos …
  Image Neoteric Hovercraft China tourism Yellow River Tourist Attractions
   
  And in October, Lockheed Martin’s new P-791 Hybrid Airship was revealed – in which Neoteric Hovercraft played an important role. In 2005, during the Airship’s development, Lockheed Martin’s test pilots came to Neoteric for flight training on a Neoteric hovercraft and to familiarize themselves with the hovercraft technology to be used in the Airship. Full story with photos …
  Photo Lockheed Martin P-791 Hybrid Airship image Hovercraft technology
   

November, 2016

Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald and Vice President/Asia Peijun (Peggy) Sun traveled to China November 10-21 to visit current and future customers and to help coordinate the 2018 World Hovercraft Championship, which will take place in Taiyuan. The tour was organized by Mr. Huang of Hai Pai Hovercraft in Shanghai, Neoteric’s agent in China. Locations visited included:

Qikou, Shanxi Provence: Chris Fitzgerald took three hovercraft pilots from Yellow River Tourist Attractions on an exploratory flight in one of their two new 6-passenger Neoteric hovercraft …

  Image Hovercraft China Qikou Yellow River Tourist Attractions
   
 

Taiyuan: President Fitzgerald and Vice President Sun met with the Taiyuan Hovercraft Association, the Shanxi Chinese Arts International Exchange Co. Ltd. and the Ministry of Culture of the Peoples Republic of China to discuss the 2018 World Hovercraft Championship to be held in Taiyuan …

  Photo Hovercraft Association Taiyuan China Neoteric
   
 

Hancheng, Shaanxi Province:  A meeting was held with officials who are building the 1000+ acre Shaanxi Development Park, which will feature hovercraft rides …

  Image Hovercraft rides Shaanxi Development Park Hancheng China
   
  Xian, Shanxi Provence:  President Fitzgerald and Vice President Sun, both engineers, inspected two Hovertechnics hovercraft owned by Chan Ba National Park. Xian is the city where one of the greatest archeological discoveries in the world is located: the Terra Cotta Army, thousands of clay soldiers buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di.
  Hovercraft image Xian Chan Ba National Park
   
  Shanghai: Fitzgerald and Sun met with Hai Pai Hovercraft, Neoteric’s agent in China, and also visited the owner of China Hovercraft (Feilang Hovercraft), Mr. Yang.
 
Photo Hai Pai Neoteric Hovercraft agent ChinaFrom left: Neoteric VP/Asia Peggy Sun, Neoteric Agent Mr. Huang, Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald, Interpreter Ms. Eliza, and Hai Pai Chief Engineer Mr. Lu.   Picture Feilang Hovercraft China
From left: Feilang Hovercraft Senior Engineer Mr. Liu, Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald, and Feilang President Terry Yang.
   
  Yi Wu: A meeting took place with officials from the Yi Wu Volunteer Fire Rescue Organization, which operates a Neoteric rescue hovercraft. The government has deemed the organization an example for other cities in the province to emulate.
 
Neoteric Hovercraft image Yi Wu Fire Rescue Organization China Chris Fitzgerald reviews pre-flight inspection procedures with Yi Wu Fire Rescue team members prior to launching their Neoteric hovercraft.   Photo Chris Fitzgerald Neoteric Hovercraft China Yi Wu Chief of Police Mr. Fung and Chris Fitzgerald shake hands after a productive day with the Yi Wu Fire Rescue Organization.
   
  Beijing: Chris Fitzgerald and Peggy Sun had a productive meeting with Globeez Fire Technology Co. Ltd., a rescue equipment distributor who is interested in representing Neoteric Hovercraft throughout China.
 
Image Globeez Fire Technology China Beijing Chris Fitzgerald meets with Patty Wong from Globeez Fire Technology Co. Ltd.
   
February, 2017 Neoteric hovercraft were the star attraction at Canada’s Voyageur Winter Carnival at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of the largest living history attractions in North America, bringing visitors from all over the world. Full story with photos …
  : Image Neoteric Hovercraft rides Voyageur Winter Carnival Fort William Historical Park
   
April, 2017 For the second year in a row, Neoteric and Hovercraft Training Centers were featured as the only rescue hovercraft exhibitor at FDIC (Fire Department Instructor’s Conference), the world’s largest fire training-based conference and exhibition. FDIC 2017 had a record-breaking turnout of 33,979 attendees from 58 nations – the largest FDIC in history. Full story with photos & video …
  FDIC 2017 Neoteric Rescue hovercraft image
   
May, 2017 Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald and Vice President Steve Stafford traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico to conduct a week of flight training and maintenance instruction for 20 officers and cadets from Seguridad de Guanajuato, the state security force. The force’s two new Neoteric hovercraft will be used to patrol Lake Yuriria, even when the lake is covered with water lily growth that prevents access by any other watercraft. Full story with photos …
  Image Hovercraft Drug enforcement Mexico Seguridad de Guanajuato Lake Yuriria
   
 
   
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