The future is now: Incredible moment man flies his homemade HOVERCRAFT along a bay in Darwin as stunned fishermen watch on in amazement
- Spectators were left stunned when they saw a hovercraft float above water
- Darwin residents were fishing when the hovercraft whizzed past their boat
- James Greenberger said he’s been obsessed with hovercrafts since he was 12
- This is the second working hovercraft Mr Greenberger has built from scratch
Fishermen and spectators were left amazed when they witnessed the incredible moment a man flew his homemade hovercraft over a stretch of water.
Darwin resident Pierce Hanson was fishing with friends in Fannie Bay when the hovercraft whizzed past them.
Video captured of the incident shows the unique mode of transport floating past the group of friends above the water.
Spectators were left amazed when they witnessed the incredible moment a man flew his homemade hovercraft (pictured) over a stretch of water
‘I thought it was just a cool hovercraft with some additional attachments until the owner accelerated and took off,’ Mr Hanson told Daily Mail Australia.
The man behind the hovercraft, James Greenberger, said he’s been interested in hovercrafts since he was 12 years old.
‘Fast forward 15 years, I was laying in bed not able to sleep when I started watching YouTube videos of hovercrafts,’ Mr Greenberger wrote on Hovercrafter.
Mr Greenberger was directed to a Universal Hovercraft website and decided to build a small UH-10f hovercraft within two-and-a-half months.
He then decided to build a bigger craft and quickly got the plans for the UH-18spw, which is the craft in the video.
Mr Greenberger began the construction in May 2018 and by February 2019 had a fully built and working hovercraft.
Video captured of the incident shows the unique mode of transport floating pass the group of friends above the water
Darwin locals were left shocked when they witnessed Mr Greenberger use the hovercraft for the first time, with many amazed by what they saw.
‘Everyone thought ‘what a show off’ until his Hovercraft started flying. He went from show off to coolest bloke in the world in seconds,’ one spectator wrote on Instagram.
‘The future is now,’ another user said.
‘We couldn’t believe our eyes! Magic moments,’ another person wrote.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted James Greenberger for comment.
The man behind the hovercraft, James Greenberger, said he’s been interested in hovercrafts since he was 12 years old