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A type of skimmer used on Praairie in 2254
A desert flier, a type of Vulcan skimmer in 2237

A skimmer was a type of small, near-ground hovercraft-like vehicle used by several races and cultures in the 23rd and 24th centuries. They were used as for personal transportation, auxiliary craft to larger vehicles and facilities and as military vehicles.

A desert flier was a specific type of skimmer used on Vulcan, it featured a more streamlined design than a standard city skimmer and was also somewhat larger (capable of holding several passengers) and could achieve faster speeds. Most Vulcan citizens were not rated to use desert fliers as a standard skimmer was a more logical vehicle for everyday use, desert fliers were instead reserved for those who might require them more emergencies, such as healers. In 2237 a Vulcan healer, at the behest of the young Spock, took his desert flier to a location in L-langon Mountains to treat the younger Vulcan's pet Sehlat, I-Chaya, who had been injured. (TAS novelization: Yesteryear)

Around 2229 Heston Prescott sometimes used a skimmer to access a volcano he was attempting to control. He once came home with his skimmer covered in volcanic dust. (TOS novel: Burning Dreams)[1]

In 2254 at least four skimmers were attached to the harvester rig Rostok on the agrarian planet Prairie. All were deployed to put out a fire started when the shuttlecraft Icarus crash-landed into the corn fields. Christopher Pike, who had piloted the shuttle, later took a skimmer to try and reach another rig, the Sholakov, and use it's com system. He was shot down by his Klingon attackers before he reached his destination. (EV comic: "The Flat, Gold Forever")

The Bajorans and Cardassians both used skimmers by the mid-24th century. In 2328 the Bajoran Jekko Tybe took Alynna Nechayev and Gwen Jones (Starfleet operatives undercover on Bajor to investiaget claims the Cardassians were planning to occupy the planet) in a skimmer to reach the Korto enclave where they suspected the Cardassians were building up military equipment. The trio hid the skimmer in a barn before proceeding into the enclave through drainage conduits.

When the Cardassians did indeed begin their occupation a short time later armed skimmers led Cardassians troops through the streets, with speakers mounted on them broadcasting a recording of Lale Usbor urging the Bajorans to stay clam and that the Cardassians were their friends and there to help restore peace. (DS9/TLE novel: Day of the Vipers)

In 2353 the Ornathia resistance cell targeted skimmers in an attack on a Cardassian naval base in Musilla province. The cell planned to use four parked skimmers as a target for their ordinance and were hoping the blast would take out as many as sixteen skimmers. (DS9/TLE novel: Night of the Wolves)

In another resistance attack the Shakaar resistance cell destroyed five skimmer and killed fifteen Cardassians using four mortar rounds. (DS9 episode: "Ties of Blood and Water")

In 2373 the Proxcinians purchased seven thousand tritanium-plated assault skimmers from Quark, Gaila and Hagath's arms business on Deep Space 9. Hagath predicted they would be back for more as the Proxcinian War was "just heating up". (DS9 episode: "Business as Usual")

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  1. In Burning Dreams Heston Prescott is also described using an aircar, it is not clear whether the terms aircar and skimmer are interchangeable, and thus whether or not these may have been the same vehicle.
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Final Fantasy

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Fly is a genus in the Vermin family in Final Fantasy XI.

Species

  • Antlion Fly
  • Assassin Fly
  • Crane Fly
  • Damselfly
  • Darter
  • Dragonfly
  • Gadfly
  • Gallinipper
  • Goblin's Dragonfly
  • Goblin's Gallinipper
  • Goblin's Ogrefly
  • Hawker
  • Hornfly
  • May Fly
  • Monarch Ogrefly
  • Ogrefly
  • Sadfly
  • Skimmer
  • Spongilla Fly


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Notorious Monsters

  • Aroma Fly
  • Beet Leafhopper
  • Carmine Dobsonfly
  • Demoiselle Desolee
  • Elusive Edwin
  • Honey Fly
  • Houndfly
  • Huntfly
  • Lanky Lenglen
  • Nightmare Fly
  • Terror Fly
  • Valkurm Emperor
  • Wyrmfly


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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

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Skimmer parked by the dam near Las Venturas

The Skimmer is a seaplane based on the Dodo design. It first appeared on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, being the only flyable plane in the game. The plane has made a comeback in San Andreas and Vice City Stories. It is probably the worst plane on the game, having the tendency to stall easily. While its amphibious nature is beneficial in San Andreas and Vice City Stories, in Vice City exiting the aircraft in water could be fatal, as the protagonist, Tommy Vercetti can't swim.

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Recipes

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Skimmer Net
A metal kitchen utensil consisting of a handle attached to either a perforated disk or a shallow bowl-shaped wire mesh. Skimmers are used to lift foods out of hot liquids or to remove unwanted surface fat and foamy residue from soups, etc.

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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A hovercraft is a vehicle "hovers" above the ground through the use of some type of gravity manipulation technology. They are often referred to as skimmers since they "skim" over the surface.

The hovercar, a popular mode of transportation, was first utilized on Earth in 2036. (VOY: "The 37's")

Skimmers were the mainstay vehicle of many of the ground forces involved in the Dominion War. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

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Starwars

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This article is about vehicle. You may be looking for Alliance operative Lyda Skims, codenamed "Skimmer".
Grif Grawley in a skimmer on Ruusan.

The word skimmer was a term used to describe repulsorlift vehicles such as skiffs, airspeeders and landspeeders.

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