ejection seat

C-130 crew members explain why they didn’t carry parachutes to abandon the Hercules in flight

C-130 crew members explain why they didn’t carry parachutes to abandon the Hercules in flight

The ejection seat In aircraft, an ejection seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of… Read More

1 week ago

RAF Tornado pilot recalls when a Crewless Tonka Flew Away After the Navigator Ejected Himself and his Pilot from Their perfectly Serviceable Aircraft

The Panavia Tornado Development of the Tornado began in 1968, when the United Kingdom, West Germany and Italy initiated a… Read More

1 month ago

US Naval Aviator tells the story of the A-7 pilot that ejected three times from the Corsair II, survived and returned to flight status

Ejection seat Most military aircraft are equipped with ejection seats to allow pilots to escape from damaged or malfunctioning airplanes.… Read More

4 months ago

The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed

The X-15 The X-15 experimental space plane was on the cutting edge of hypersonic aerodynamics, and its winged reentry from… Read More

5 months ago

US Navy EA-6B pilot explains why Prowler crew members didn’t eject simultaneously and why Pilot and ECMO 3 were the two seats in the most danger

‘My old girl, the EA-6B Prowler, 4 aircrew, 2x2. During an ejection, we would have to get everyone out but… Read More

11 months ago

T-33 Pilot tells the story of when he had to eject from his Shooting Star after its Engine suddenly Flamed Out

‘I was flying a T-33, with a chaff dispenser, at 30,000 ft. over the Pacific, near the Olympic National Park,… Read More

2 years ago

USAF F-15 female pilot recalls when instead of ejecting she stayed aboard her Eagle after it suffered an inflight fire. She landed safely.

‘A cold winter day off Okinawa, I had an augmenter burn through. My wingman confirmed I was still on fire,… Read More

2 years ago

Former Ejection Seat Maintainer explains why “Ejection is a Punishment” for Military Pilots

‘Every aviator knows in their heart that nobody would eject unless it's absolutely necessary because it's THE final action,’ Umair… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why USAF F-4 Crew Members who Ejected two times from a Phantom II were Grounded and Never Flew an F-4 Again

Special punishment for USAF F-4 crew members who eject a second time from a Phantom II. In a military aircraft,… Read More

2 years ago

US Naval Aviator explains when a military pilot must absolutely, undoubtedly, certainly, and unquestionably eject from his aircraft

Ejecting from a flying aircraft is an absolute last-ditch option, so you want to be sure that there is nothing… Read More

3 years ago

Former US Naval Aviator tells the story of the Corsair II pilot who had three ejections from the A-7E, survived and returned to flight status

‘I flew with a Navy pilot who had three ejections from the A-7E Corsair II aircraft. I was with him… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s how You Could Successfully Bail Out of an A-3 (The Skywarrior Lacked Ejection Seats)

Jumping out of an A-3 Skywarrior required time and altitude. NATOPS recommended a minimum of 8000 ft and no more… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago