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USAF B-1B fleet grounded again due to issues with ejection seat
The issue is believed to be unrelated to a problem with ejection seat (egress) components that forced a B-1 from Dyess AFB to make an emergency landing in Midland on May 1. On Mar. 28, 2019, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has grounded the B-1 bomber fleet due to issues with the...
The story of a non-standard RF-4C Phantom Ejection
A normal F-4 ejection sequence calls for the back-seater to go out first, followed by the front-seater, but an internal fire had burned through Lieutenant Bell's emergency canopy release line causing his canopy not to blow. Meanwhile the Phantom ejection sequence device ejected Captain Sams leaving the back-seater still in the airplane... The following article titled Phantom Ejection and written...
Luke's F-35s receive upgraded ejection seat that removes weight limit restriction
Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to concerns of possible neck injuries that could result during ejection seat procedures Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to concerns of possible neck injuries that could result...

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