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).
Lt. David-John Gibbs RN
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.
In this update: April 2019 Updateread more
In this update: March 2019 Update inc. Protecting the woodread more
In this update: February 2019 Update inc. Softening Ligninread more
In this update: January 2019 Update inc. Scarf Jointsread more
In this update: December 2018 Update inc. Viper Enginesread more
In this update: November 2018 Updateread more
Spirit Of Australia jet hydroplane – currently the fastest boat in the world under test by the RAAF (courtesy Dave Warby)
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