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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bailing Out

A training film:


Anonymous said...

you at least kept the flying goggles, right?

CenterPuke88 said...

Wondering if the choice of an F4U for the plane was deliberate? I thought I recalled the Corsair had a nasty habit of eliminating pilots who bailed out via tail plane impacts, but couldn’t find any supporting data. Anyone know/remember?

Comrade Misfit said...

The Corsair probably was the most common USN prop fighter in the late `40s, when the film was made.

Deadstick said...

I would see why the Corsair would be dangerous in that regard: thanks to some kludges in its development phase, the cockpit was way aft and pretty close to the tail.