Flight in a WIG

I went for a fly in one of these yesterday. it is a WIG, Wing in Ground Effect machine.
 
They utilise the same principle as gulls when they fly close to the water, whereby the downward wing angle pressurises the air underneath and gets a lot of lift off the water.
 
The fly about 5m above the water at around 80 knots and very economically.
 
Impressive craft for sure!

5 thoughts on “Flight in a WIG

  1. Unfortunately the craft price are too high for this size and commecial operation. A price between 4-5 million US$ is too high.

  2. Update my last comment:

    Unfortunately the craft price are too high for this size and commercial operation as a sea taxi or pleasure vessel.. A price between 4-5 million US$ is too high for the market stadards.

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