Jet Hydroplane UK

A serving British military pilot as the driver and at the helm supported by a team with a joint passion to build and run our craft Longbow, a pure thrust jet hydroplane, on lakes and lochs within the UK.

K777 under trials on Coniston Water 2011 built with the help of the Longbow team (courtesy Joshua Folks)

Hustler jet hydroplane under construction (courtesy Doug Ford)

Longbow, by Jet Hydroplane UK

Keep up to date with progress as we build a jet hydroplane, Longbow, then come and watch as Lt. David-John Gibbs RN, runs Longbow on lakes and lochs within the UK.

Discover more about jet hydroplanes, the Outright Water Speed Records these craft have won or challenged, and learn about them attempting the world water speed record (wwsr) as the fastest boats through a measured mile or kilometre, to mirror the jet cars of the world land speed record (lsr).

THE DRIVER

Lt. David-John Gibbs RN

Lt. David-John Gibbs RN

Driver

Born in Southport in 1974

Flight examiner for the world-renowned Central Flying School at RAF Cranwell.

Flies a number of vintage and ex-military aircraft in his off-duty time, including the Jet Provost – powered by the same Rolls Royce Viper turbojet that will propel Longbow.

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Team back story part 1 ∞ Bluebird K7

In this update: Team back story part 1 ∞ Bluebird K7

Team back story part 2 ∞ The K777 Years

In this update: Team back story part 2 ∞ The K777 Years

Team back story part 3 ∞ Endeavour K10 & On to Longbow

In this update: Team back story part 3 ∞ Endeavour K10 & On to Longbow

Choice of Pilot

In this update: How did we select our pilot for Longbow?

October 2017 Update

In this update: October 2017 Update

Spirit Of Australia jet hydroplane – currently the fastest boat in the world under test by the RAAF (courtesy Dave Warby)

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