Neoteric Customer may hold USA hovercraft record
28 Jan. 2002
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marty Van Lishout is not your average hovercraft pilot. With
almost 1,500 hours of hovercraft flight, he may well be the USA
Marty first became interested in hovercrafting in 1991 when he
saw hovercraft at a Hoverclub rally in Wisconsin. After visiting
Neoteric Hovercraft for a test drive in August 1991, Marty, his
wife Darleen, and son Grant (a champion swimmer who loves water)
purchased a new Neoteric Questrek that month.
Recently retired as a bank manager for the Associated Bank in
Valders, Wisconsin, Marty now has even more time to hover. With
a home situated on a shallow rocky stream, he is in an ideal hovercraft
situation. He also loves communing with nature and watching wildlife
in their natural environment. "You know," he says, "I
could not live without a hovercraft. Just tonight I was out hovering
and could touch two deer swimming across the river."
After 300 hours of bumping his first Questrek around while learning
to fly it, Marty was ready for a 1994 model. In January of that
year, he and his family bought a new Neoteric Questrek. Amassing
1,020 hours on the new hovercraft, with rings being replaced at
982 hours, Marty is now the consummate hovernaut.
In pristine condition, his craft has only one battle scar, which
was caused by a deer's antler. During his nightly hoverings, deer
and other wildlife always greet him, sometimes even swimming alongside
the hovercraft. One evening a nearby hunter startled one of the
swimming deer, which reared up and caught the edge of Marty's hovercraft
with its antler. This has been the only damage sustained in more
than 1,000 hours of hovering.
Marty has ordered a new Neoteric Hovertrek while deciding to
keep his 1994 Questrek since it still runs well. Now his son Grant
will have a hovercraft instead of always taking a back seat while
Marty must be one of a very few hovercrafters in the USA with
so many documented hovering hours. If you are interested in learning
about Marty's experiences hovering back to nature, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know of someone who has accumulated more hours on a hovercraft,
please contact the Hoverclub
of America, Inc.