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airboat

[′er‚bōt]
(aerospace engineering)
(naval architecture)
A shallow boat that is propelled by an airplane propeller and steered by an airplane rudder.
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Constructing Airboats For A Minimum Of Twelve (12) Consecutive Months And Have Constructed
During the airboat tour, veterans had a chance to see and learn about the wetlands of west-central Florida.
Local standout waterfowler Josh Noble and his super-dog Teal loaded us into the airboats as we buzzed across the flats skimming over four inches of water near Antelope Island, where we stuck 650 silhouettes in the mud surprisingly quickly, along with 14-dozen teal decoys and new gadwall, pintail and others by Greenhead Gear.
What a find it was too as we soared above the Florida countryside in a hot air balloon; copiloted a private plane high above the lakes and the Disney parks; hurtled around the Cypress tree canopy on zip-lines; and witnessed alligators, turtles and the abundant birdlife first-hand from the comfort of a fan-driven airboat in Florida's Upper Everglades.
The fourth patient was taken by airboat then driven to Holmes for evaluation.
What a find it was too as we soared above the Florida countryside in a hot air balloon; co-piloted a private plane high above the lakes and the Disney parks; hurtled around the Cypress tree canopy on zip-lines; and witnessed alligators, turtles and the abundant bird life first-hand from the comfort of a fan-driven airboat in Florida's Upper Everglades.
The older models are cold and uncomfortable, and are basically open deck pleasure boats converted into airboats.
Nick and his friends own airboats, those airplane propeller-driven craft popularly used for transportation in Florida's Everglades.
With the widespread areal extent of the flood, helicopters and even airboats were used in the rescues.
When we disembarked in Miami, Florida, we did the Everglades Safari Tour, where we went out on airboats and saw alligators extremely close up.