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The Dalek Generation


A skimmer was a form of aerial transportation developed in the 40th century. (Plague of the Daleks)

In 3764, Slist Fayflut Marteveerthon Slitheen, while assuming the identity of the Doctor, used a skimmer. (Doctormania)

On The Dalek Foundation world of Carthedia, skimmers were used as flying police cars. When the Eleventh Doctor rescued Sabel, Jenibeth and Ollus Blakely from an orphanage, they escaped in a skimmer. Hellic Dansard and other police officers pursued them in other skimmers but The Doctor was able to use holograms to make a Dalek think it was under attack, causing it to panic and accidentally shoot the other skimmers out of the sky.

Despite his young age, Ollus was able to pilot a skimmer. (The Dalek Generation)

Drax owned a “home-made” skimmeron Gallifrey, which he used to travel to his House with instead of staying at the Prydonian Academy dormitories. He would often give Jelpax a lift home. (Divided Loyalties)

Whilst at the Time Lord Academy, Padrac would sneak out to fly skimmers over the Outland Dunes. (The Eleven)

During the time of Romana II, skimmers still existed on Gallifrey, but were considered archaic technology, and hence were long out of use, at least by those who lived in the Capitol. (Fractures)

Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair stole a skimmer from London Spaceport at some point after the 25th century. (Songs of Love)

The Gene-techs from Mombassa Station drove around the local area in skimmers. (Race Memory)

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