Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Your Sunday Morning, Well, Something Aeronautical

Test footage of "zero-zero" ejection seats:

One of the serious concerns about ejection seats is the real possibility of serious spinal injuries from using them. Above 350kts, there are other forces that can badly injure an ejecting pilots, such as wind blast and wind-induced drag.

On the other hand, it might be better to be a quite a bit messed up than somewhat dead.


DTWND said...

I got to ride in a T-38 out of Randolph AFB back in 89. The only thing about ejection seat training that I recall is the pilot, if we needed to, would call out eject, eject, eject. I had to be gone by the second one, cause he was leaving on the third.


Ole Phat Stu said...

If you hear me call Eject, Eject,
the second one is an echo,
'cos I'm gone ;-)