This Will Determine If You’ll Survive Ejection


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This Will Determine If You’ll Survive Ejection



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Emergency ejection decisions don’t always come easy. In this video we will explore psychological factors that impact the decision-making as well as extreme ejection examples that have happened in the past.

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  1. That looks super scary.. Sure you can.
    This just simple looks like if you do not put all your mind into controlling your steering and your machine – your machine will go nutters… Sorry for those pilots..

  2. Very informative video.
    Based on many years in flying safety, parachute training and safety both military US Army and USAF Rescue and Civilian I often noticed the Navy seemed to have a better success rate because they emphized a fast ejection. IE save the crew off a carrier while although the USAF gave lip service to bail out but they actually encouraged attempting to save the aircraft via a system of "Attaboys"

    I also worked with USAF Pilots who had flown the early jets in which due to design an ejection was likely to cut off the front of the feet resulting in death due to blood loss.

    I talked to several Korean war jet pilots who said if any opportunity to land a damaged jet fighter rather than eject they'd attempt to land

    The USAF also in the early 50's-60's had a mindset that discouraged actual jump training thus teaching was by a book written by at best inexperienced instructors or Ww 2 experience.

    The US Navy allowed or required its parachute riggers to jump, i considered if this knowledge increased the aircrews trust in the parachute.

    the USAF in the same time frame denied its parachute riggers the opportunity to actually jump. In fact until around 1990 USAF Parachute riggers/Survival equipment Specialists were assigned to maintenance and there was a very real "Turf war" between Opperations and maintenance while in the Navy "Riggers" were in close association with aircrews

    It would be interesting to know if the live parachute training at the USAFA Starting around 1966 helped improve USAF Bailout success.

  3. техника сложная, промлемы могут возникнуть у любой страны! Причины – человеческий фактор, техник недоглядел, пилот ошибся, просчёт наземных служб.. Дураки везде есть!

  4. My favorite ejection seat story my navy father always told:
    An A-4 Skyhawk was respotted to the hanger deck before the seat was found to be hot. The A/C was roped off and personel were warned to stay clear. A team of Aviation Mechanics (AMEs) was dispatched to render the seat safe. The most experienced AME cautiously entered the cockpit and began removing the intiators while a pair of AMEs assisted by handing him tools from either side of the cockpit. What happened next is unknown, but the seat fired. The AME on the seat was hurtled up into the hanger deck ceiling denting it and killing him. The rocket blast killed the other two technicians.

    Always reminded me of the accident where a nuclear tech was pinned to the roof of the reactor building when a graphite rod exploded out of the reactor.

  5. I've seen sometime ago right on Youtube about the USAF instruction on ejection decision. It stressed strongly that "Don't hesitate and delay" if anything tend to be out of control. Sadly the pilot of my country in the past tended to take the last seconds chance more than earlier since they thought or be taught a plane is the high value asset of our not rich nation which are under their responsibility to keep it intact.