Permanent Human Settlement of the Earth, Space and Ocean Frontiers

Friday, March 06, 2009




Flying to Aquatica

Ralph Buttigieg
Sydney NSW
Australia

The Deep Flight Super Falcon looks like a fighter jet, with its thin body, two seats, two sets of wings and two tail fins.

"We just had to tear up everything we knew about submersibles and start again on winged subs -- underwater flying machines," Hawkes said. He said Deep Flight submersibles are designed to be more agile than any creature living in the ocean -- with the exception of dolphins. The company says that because of the wings, the Super Falcon can go barrel-rolling with dolphins while traveling at speeds much faster than other private submarines. The craft can stay underwater for up to five hours and travel at speeds up to 6 knots, the company says on its Web site.

Prices start from $350,000 so I better start saving now.