In 2001, a group of Calvin College students set about to acquire a Scat II Hovercraft. The Collective, composed of Samuel deWalle, Dave Riley, Chad Vickery, Daniel Spalink, Dan Morgan and Jon Timmer, obtained their craft in 2006. The funds were raised by hosting various benefit events, collecting spare change, and selling The Aardvark and Hovercraft Collective t-shirts.