scooter

The small Federation hovercraft is called a scooter.  The one-person hovercraft has a single bank of jets, which makes it hover a few centimetres above the ground.  It has horizontal jets around the edges, so that it can move in any direction.  Above the bank of jets is a platform, with a seat facing a control column.  Up to twelve banks of jets can be joined, making bigger scooters, to carry more people, or heavier loads.

We’ve used scooters on several planets.  I saw how they’re made, and tried one out, on my visit to the Zejets works on Obegon 4. See Report H.