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New Humminbird® HELIX® SAR Training Video

“Great DVD!!” – Captain of a local fire rescue dive team If you’re a Search and Rescue professional, you know how hard it is to stay on top of important technology.  Whether you’re searching for a drowning victim or a snow mobile lost last winter, the Humminbird® HELIX® is a fantastic tool for underwater search operations.  However, if you don’t know……

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SAR HAWK™ & Humminbird® Soar with Hogansburg-Akwesasne Fire Department

One does not usually associate Humminbird® Search & Rescue operations with the roar of counter rotating propellers being driven by a 475 horsepower V8 engine. The Hogansburg Awkwesasne Volunteer Fire Department has not one, but two, highly versatile airboats both equipped with Humminbird® side imaging sonars. Black Laser Learning’s Vince Capone spent the weekend working with fire rescue personnel honing…

Black Laser Learning® Partners with Dive Rescue International for Successful Humminbird® training

Law enforcement and fire rescue teams from four different states recently participated in a two-day Humminbird sonar training seminar in Fort. Collins, Colorado. The event was co-sponsored by Dive Rescue International and Black Laser Learning, Inc. One of the most difficult tasks for Humminbird® sonar operators is being able to identify a drowning victim. While the class attendees had a…

Benton County Humminbird Training a Success

Over a dozen personnel from six agencies gathered in Bentonville Arkansas for a Black Laser Learning/Dive Rescue International advanced Humminbird training seminar. Agencies from as far away as Iowa and Kentucky made the trip south for a weekend of intensive training. Training started with a review of basic terminology, Humminbird functionality and sonar image analysis, followed by a day on…

Humminbird MEGA shines during Colorado search and rescue training exercises

Black Laser Learning® conducted joint training with Dive Rescue International, providing Colorado Springs fire rescue as well as visiting underwater search and rescue teams, an extensive workout with the Humminbird MEGA side-imaging sonar system. The primary emphasis was on locating drowning victims, which is an ongoing challenge for first responders. During the June 14 and 15 training sessions, hosted by…

Black Laser Learning® Releases 900-1100 Series Humminbird Side Imaging® Sonar Training DVD

July 20, 2013: Black Laser Learning, Inc.®, known worldwide for its in-depth sonar technology expertise and innovative training programs, today announced the release of the much-anticipated Not in the Manual Guide® to Underwater Search OPS with Humminbird® Side Imaging® Sonar DVD. The launch of the newest DVD in the Black Laser Learning® library is in response to numerous requests for…

Vince Capone presented on Apollo F-1 engine recovery at the Cosmosphere Space Museum

In 1969, the famous Apollo 11 mission landed the first two men on the moon. It was an enormous undertaking of men and machines. In 2013, a search expedition mounted by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, set out to find the massive F-1 engines from Apollo 11 near the Bermuda Triangle, in water depths of over 14,000 feet or 4,300 meters.…

Black Laser Delivering Advanced MCM PMA Training to NOMWC

Black Laser Learning is providing the US Navy at the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center Stennis Space Center (NOMWC SSC) advanced sonar analysis training. Black Laser Learning’s Advanced MCM Post mission analysis (PMA) course trains side scan sonar analysts in advanced analytical techniques specifically for Mine Warfare. Advanced training includes individual PMA sessions and coaching with MK 18 sonar data. The…

Putnam County Sheriff Hosts Capacity Black Laser Learning Humminbird® Training

The St. John’s River in Palatka, Florida was alive with activity last week as six local Sheriff and Fire Rescue teams took to the water to practice underwater search techniques utilizing Humminbird® Side Imaging® and 360 sonars. Nineteen participants from Putnam and surrounding counties applied recently-learned theory provided during an in-depth, two-day Humminbird® training presented by Black Laser Learning® (BLL).

Klein Marine Systems chooses Black Laser Learning to instruct June sonar training

Klein Marine Systems (KMS), the world leading manufacturer of high-quality side scan sonars, will be hosting a three (3) day side scan sonar training event at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. The event runs June 20-22 from 9-6pm daily. For this year’s training, Klein has chosen veteran side scan expert Vince Capone of Black Laser Learning,…

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