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Terry Tousignant's hovercraft kicks up a considerable amount of dirt and debris when it lifts off the ground.

Hastings man builds flying hovercrafts


Terry Tousignant of Hastings chose a quiet Saturday morning to visit Long Lake for a test flight of his newest homemade creation.

It looks like a boat, it's registered as a boat, but unlike a boat, it doesn't need open water. In fact, it doesn't need water at all. The Black Knight, as Tousignant calls it, is a hovercraft.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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