THROUGH AIR & WATER (2016)
In 1965 Will Forman designed Deep Voyager, a ground-breaking submarine that was never built. His idea could change multiple industries at sea today. Now, at 91 years old, he is building a test model to prove his concept, promote his book, and perhaps see his sub come to life.
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Will Forman, a legend among deep sea pilots and engineers., built the first American deep sea sub, Deep Jeep, for the Navy in the 1950s. As the age of sea exploration blossomed with Jacques Cousteau center stage, Will was tapped to design various submersibles for the government, tourism, and treasure hunters. “What these guys were doing in the deep seas was all new and unknown; they were like the Wright brothers,” says Naval Sub Commander Charles MacVean, “What Will was doing back then is why subs work the way they do today.” At 91 years old, Will still stands to change the entire sub industry again as he tests a new sub design he invented 50 years ago. This film puts a face to the pioneering of deep sea exploration. Behind the innovations is a man who has quietly lived out many adventures and continues to challenge himself to the very end.
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