Mike Nelson is a former Navy SCUBA diver who goes independent. Now Mike will go anywhere, take on any underwater challenge... and deal with any danger along the way.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Sea Hunt - Convair F2Y Sea Dart - Netflix
The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was an American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis during takeoff and landing. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered mass production. It is the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound. It was created in the 1950s, to overcome the problems with supersonic planes taking off and landing on aircraft carriers. The program was canceled after a series of unsatisfactory results and a tragic accident on 4 November 1954, when test pilot Charles E. Richbourg was killed when the Sea Dart he was piloting disintegrated in midair. The four surviving planes were retired in 1957, but some were kept in reserve until 1962.
Sea Hunt - Aircraft on display - Netflix
All four remaining Sea Darts survive to this day. XF2Y-1 Sea Dart, Bureau Number 137634, is in bad shape and is awaiting restoration for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.. YF2Y-1 Sea Dart, Bureau Number 135763, is on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park. It is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola. YF2Y-1 Sea Dart, Bureau Number 135764, is on display at the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. It is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola. YF2Y-1 Sea Dart, Bureau Number 135765, is on display at the Florida Air Museum that is part of the Sun 'n Fun complex at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Florida.
Sea Hunt - References - Netflix