EXPERIMENTAL HOVERCRAFT PASSENGER
The owner of this hovercraft, otherwise known as Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV), Surface Effect Vehicle (SEV), or any other term used to describe a hovercraft, offers to provide rides on board this hovercraft to those who wish to be passengers and agree to the following terms.
The passenger needs to understand that hovercraft, particularly those of air cushion, “non-displacement operability” design, do not contact the surface in a manner that provides rapid stopping or turning. Hovercraft can be adversely affected by sudden weather changes, such as wind and waves. Hovercraft, though they may seem to defy the laws of physics to the untrained eye, are just as vulnerable to unseen marine conditions just as any typical boat of the displacement-hull variety.
You as a passenger need to know that the operator will fly the craft in the safest manner possible, follow United States Coast Guard guidelines as closely as possible, ensure that the craft is of USCG readiness and inspectability, and mechanically sound. This does not, however, guarantee that no mechanical failure of mishap of any kind will never happen, or provide any insurance that the craft will not be tampered with by others. Unforeseen conditions that can adversely affect the operability or behavior of a hovercraft can vary greatly, and are usually beyond the control of the craft operator.
Further, the health or medical needs of any passenger, such as bee sting kits, drugs, breathing atomizers, or any other health-related precaution is the sole responsibility of the passenger or legal guardian of the passenger.
Passengers must also understand that in the event of a medical emergency of any kind, the craft operator may or may not be qualified for CPR, First Aid, or any other life-saving skill. Though qualification efforts will be made if resources and situations allow, it is not to be assumed by the passenger that these skills, services and materials are available.
On board this hovercraft, we may venture into areas where it may take more time to return to a shore-based medical facility than what would be required in the event of an emergency. The only on-board facilities is a simple First Aid kit, and passengers are not to assume the craft operator is highly skilled in the use of it's contents. First aid by the craft operator or anyone else on board the craft is at the discretion of those involved, but again, the craft operator or owner will not be held responsible, even in the event of physical injury while aboard this hovercraft.
Passengers, their parents, guardian(s) and all family members are to clearly understand that the person legally responsible (whose signature appears below) for the passenger, have knowingly accepted any and all risks. Should any mishap, what so ever, take place, the owner / operator / pilot / captain are released from all liability including negligence or any form of unintended occurrence which results in injury regardless of severity.
This is a full release agreement, meaning the passenger and passenger guardian accepts all responsibility and releases the owner / operator / pilot / captain of this hovercraft from any and all responsibilities and judgments in the event of any form of mishap.
I have read everything above, understand it and agree: __________________________________ ________/____/____
I am also the responsible party/legal guardian of these passengers:
_____________________ _______________________ ________________________ _________________________