304 metres / 1000 feet
knots / 7 mph
kgs / 4,000 lbs
The Super Falcon is a two person submersible from Deep Flight,
a company specializing in submersible watercraft which rely
on the principle of aquatic flight for directional and depth
Deep Flight have been producing these strange winged watercraft
since the late 1990s. The company, which was founded by a renowned
submersible engineer called Graham Hawkes, is now currently
producing its 5th generation of Deep Flight submersibles.
The Deep Flight Super Falcon was first launched in 2008. It
features two separate cockpits for a pilot and a passenger.
Cruise speed of the Super Falcon is between 2 - 6 knots and
it has a maximum operating depth of 304 meters (1000 feet) below
The production version of the Super Falcon has 24 percent less
frontal area than the prototype version and 32 percent less
volume. Weighing a little over half the weight of most conventional
2-seat submersibles, and with its compact dimensions the DeepFlight
Super Falcon is ideally suited for operation from super yachts
U nlike all conventional submersibles which use ballast to get
heavy and sink, DeepFlight Super Falcon is positively buoyant
— with auto return to the surface — providing an additional
level of safety for the occupants.
The standard configuration is 2-person in-line, but the craft
can be custom-built in 3 or 4-person versions (in-line or side-by
side), and can be reconfigured to fit various deck spaces/garages.
The front cockpit is typically the primary pilot position; but
both cockpits have a full set of controls, so that the craft
can be flown from either position.
Super Falcon is equipped with highly advanced piloting, navigational
and life support electronics, including a heads-up combined
graphics navigation, fly-by-wire (fingertip) controls and digital