Hovercraft 'landing' site (2010). The Port Phillip Hovercraft 'Courier' made its first landing at Rosebud on 31 Dec, 1986. It ceased operation in January the following year.

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The "Courier" arrived in Rosebud after a 2,300 mile trip from Cairns in North Queensland. It had a regular timetable between Melbourne's Station Pier, Portarlington, Rosebud, Mornington and Frankston. Unfortunately, one of the A-88 Hovercraft's main engines blew up after a few weeks of operation. The cost of repairs and the lack of ticket sales brought the option of "Flying the Bay" by Hovercraft to a close. The concrete helipad on the Rosebud Beach was broken up and removed.

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  • Uploaded on August 3, 2010
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    by Muzza from McCrae
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