is The Mighty Airboater ("river rat") in his natural
environment. An airboat consists of an aircraft engine
(usually - sometimes a car engine is used) and aircraft
propeller in a protective cage. The cage and seats are
mounted on stands to raise the center of gravity, enabling
the vehicle to skim over very shallow water.
best trails will have only inches of water, but airboats
can also go over dry ground for a distance, and they can
travel on deep water, too. They can move just as fast sideways
as forward, but being top-heavy, they tip over easily if
handled poorly. Or if handled well, for that matter.
are an important part of the marsh, keeping trails open
and camps established, and providing access into otherwise
inaccessable areas. They get to see some of the most beautiful
natural scenery and wildlife in the world. They are a bit
crazy, generally, but that only adds to their "Crocodile