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Vince Capone recognized as sonar expert in U.S. District Court case

Black Laser Learning’s (BLL) Vince Capone has been recognized by the U.S. District Court in New Orleans as a sonar expert. BLL recently supported the esteemed New Orleans law firm of Frilot LLC in a case involving a deepwater sonar survey operation. Capone spent eight days listening to testimony and worked with Frilot attorneys to present expert analysis to the…

Black Laser Learning trains Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center personnel

A team of 12 U.S. navy sailors looked on as BLL’s lead instructor reviewed the fine nuances of analysing complex sea floor image data retrieved from an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). In the summer of 2015, Black Laser Learning travelled to the Stennis Space Centre in Mississippi to provide a two-day sonar analysis training program to members of the U.S.…

Apollo F-1 Engine Parts Now in Museum Display

Historic Saturn V F-1 rocket engine parts that were recovered more than two years ago by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and an international team of experts, are now fully conserved and on display at the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum (formerly known as the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center) in Hutchinson, Kansas. The massive artifacts found in the Bermuda…

Black Laser Learning delivers sonar training to Suffolk County Marine Bureau

The Suffolk County Marine Bureau returned from a long day of sonar training on the Great South Bay. All the classroom theory learned in day one enabled the group to put the Klein 3900 side scan sonar through its paces. The Marine Bureau uses sonar to locate drowning victims, sunken vessels and submerged evidence.   Black Laser Learning provided the…

Black Laser Learning delivers annual side scan sonar training to U.S. and foreign navy hydrographers

The sonar screen displayed images of the sea floor as a dozen participants from U.S. and partner nations looked on. Every year, Black Laser Learning Inc. (BLL) conducts a comprehensive side scan sonar course as part of a six-month training program given by the U.S. Navy for U.S. and foreign navy hydrographers. The program, called International Hydrographic Management and Engineering…

Apollo 11 Deep Ocean F1 Engine Recovery Presentation for Oceanography Midshipmen of US Naval Academy

October 1, 2014 – US Naval Academy oceanography specialists will get an intensive first-hand look into the scientific and technological advances in technology which allowed Jeff Bezos’s team to recover Apollo F1 rocket motors from over 14,000 fsw. Operations Manager Vince Capone, a 30+-year marine scientist who worked on the 2013 Apollo F-1 Engine recovery expedition will be giving an…

Vince Capone Featured Guest on CNN show Erin Burnett Out Front

Vince Capone was a featured guest on CNN’s Erin Burnett Out Front April 17, 2014.  The topic of the segment was the continued search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight #370.  With faint signals having been received from the missing airliner’s black boxes, the technology of the search has switched to side-scan sonar.  Vince provided valuable insights into that technology and his expectations on how…

Memorial Fire Station 89

Black Laser Learning, Inc. recently provided the Memorial Fire Station 89 Rescue department of Milford, Delaware, with training on the EdgeTech 4125 towed sonar system. The first day of the two-day training focused on understanding and interpreting the sonar image with instruction on set up and operating the EdgeTech sonar with the Discover Software later in the day. Day two,…

Black Laser Law Enforcement Sonar Training Baton Rouge

Aug 1, 2009: Black Laser Learning, Inc.® conducted a two-day Law Enforcement sonar training course in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “Found him!” shouted the officer staring at the sonar image of a drowning victim on the computer screen. In this case, the victim happened to be a practice manikin sunk to the bottom of a Baton Rouge canal. While no technology can…

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