Douglas AD-4L Skyraider (San Diego — XX fsw)

Douglas AD-4L Skyraider (San Diego — XX fsw)

Douglas A-1 Skyraider The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was designed as a carrier-based, single-seat, long-range dive/torpedo bomber and as the next generation of the TBM/F Avenger. Interestingly enough, the TBM was a 3-person aircraft and the Skyraider was a single pilot aircraft (some later variants were widened considerably and had two seats side-by-side). The Skyraider continued [...]

Hypoxic (330’/100m) Rebreather Training — Eagles Nest Cave (Florida)

Hypoxic (330’/100m) Rebreather Training — Eagles Nest Cave (Florida)

I posted a while back about my plans to get my Hypoxic (aka MOD3) Rebreather Training with Dr Mel Clark at Eagles Nest cave in Weeki Wachee Springs Park, Florida. I had taken my Cave CCR class with Mel back in April 2019. She is an excellent instructor - patient, insightful, and demanding. When diving [...]

Using 3D photogrammetry models to identify wrecks

Using 3D photogrammetry models to identify wrecks

Tyler recently "re-identified" the Corsair that we dove last October. While we cannot be 100% sure, we are pretty sure based on accident reports that the original team mis-identified it (newer accident reports were released in 2012). In the search for more clues, Tyler started reviewing the photos I had taken. The "version" of the [...]

Custom tank racks!

Custom tank racks!

I have 5 sets of rebreather tanks (4 x 3L steel, 1 x 2L carbon fiber) and two drysuit inflation bottles. They used to just be strewn all over the place, usually shoved under my workbench cabinets: Tanks, tanks, and more tanks Custom tank racks My brother's hobby is to build "stuff" out of wood, [...]