Jet Fighter Pilot Ejection Seat Awesomeness [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

We think every mode of transport should made this device a standard option.
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Male 2,748
hard effing core
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Male 78
a russian would say "piece of cake" after that incident
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Male 999
is this real?!
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Male 2,344
Awesome :O
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Male 1,351
Imagine how you would feel if you had to do that 1000+ feet in the air. Yeah. Now go wipe yourself off, you big baby. ;-)
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Male 1,106
You Russian pilots have some big sets of balls. I`ve seen more videos of Russian jets crashing, but not because they suck at flying... but because they just just did an inverted, flat spin, pulled out of it with a push of the afterburners and who knows what kind of pilot voodoo, and then tried to pass each other about 6" apart at 700 knots, but touched wings and had to eject at 50 feet from impact... then smoke a cigarette like this was just another day at the office.
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Male 2,220
"Ejection seats are in no way safe, but are a million times safer than faceplanting the ground in the aircraft you are confined to."

Maybe - but if you`re gonna go, wouldn`t you rather hit the ground in a really expensive sexy coffin - real fast? With an almighty BANG.

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Male 964
Aren`t those chairs so powerful that the G`s from it crush your vertebrae and nearly kill you...AWESOME!
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Male 690
My brother was serving on the Nimitz when a plane went over the side and the pilot ejected into the side of the ship; they literally hosed him off the hull.
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Male 2,893
@Lionhart. To murder people? More like do his job. Jesus, what are you, against pilots?
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Male 73
@ Steelgrid & DrRCCola

I`d rather be an inch or 2 shorter than some dude scraping my corpse off the floor. (Y)

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Male 8,302
> Steelgrid
> DrRCCola

Oh boo hoo, look I`m weeping in sympathy for him. I mean, its not like he`s flying a machine whose sole purpose is to murder people or anything. Poor pilot.

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Male 703
i wonder what it would be like when the parachute doesnt deploy and hes flying through the sky strapped to a chair
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Male 2,700
This is not only NOT fun but causes lifeling complications for the person being ejected. You are expelled from the aircraft faster than some Low Cal bullets into wind that absolutly HAS to match the terminal velocity to sustain flight. When that wind hits your body it does extensive damage as does the sudden jot up your spinal collumn. People have reported whiplash, herniated or even collapsed disks in their spine, and in severe cases permanent vertigo. Ejection seats are in no way safe, but are a million times safer than faceplanting the ground in the aircraft you are confined to.
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Male 108
what if he`s landing in the co-pilot seat and not ejecting????? hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Male 67
Did you know every time you are ejected out of a jet, you shrink an inch because your spine compresses so much? True fact. Air Force says so.
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Male 1,151
Lionhart2 is not funny
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Male 670
ruy-guy, why the hell you think the back guy goes first...?
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Male 230
I wonder what happens when the guy in front ejects. Wouldn`t those flames roast the guy siting in back of him?
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Male 3,915
lol....lionhart
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Male 8,302
> fishcakjayke
> There are a number of choppers with ejector seats, in the Kamov KA-50, as the seat shoots upwards, the chopper blades are released individually using explosive bolts.

Or the Polish Mk 1, where the pilot sits there working out the rhythm of the blades for a minute then shouts "NOW!!... DammSPLAT!!!"

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Male 35
I thought I had gas.
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Male 23
@crakrjak
There are a number of choppers with ejector seats, in the Kamov KA-50, as the seat shoots upwards, the chopper blades are released individually using explosive bolts.
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Male 17
goose says: you win.

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Male 108
The flame looks like a giant feather duster.
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Female 9,475
Why does this look photoshopped.
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Male 1,718
Lol at the guy still in the front that hasn`t realised the jet breaking in half
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Male 17,512
"We think every mode of transport should made this device a standard option."

Somehow I don`t think that would work well with helicopters.

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Male 38
@dont

B. Yes

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Male 373
bah, Russians are everywhere
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Male 7
Its a sukhoi su-35 and this stunt was performed for a russian film. The plane took off with the canopy already removed and then the passenger ejected. The pilot stayed in the plane and landed it.

check it out here

I think it was this film:
Zerkalnie voyni: Otrazhenie pervoye

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Male 25,416
I believe i can fly, i believe i can touch the sky! :)
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Male 112
Surely the if the first person released first he would cook the other in flames?
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Male 842
Looks to me like an SU-27. The fringes on the tail are pretty unique to that kind of plane. But SU-27`s are a one-seat plane.
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Male 22
Thankyou driver, this is my stop.
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Female 1,190
yeah, it looks cool from afar, but you do NOT want to be in that chair when it happens, im pretty sure you can only eject a total of three times in your life without becoming paralyzed due to compression of the spine :S
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Female 172
Debate the physics of the thing all you want. It`s still an awesome photo.
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Male 2,868
OK, plane-nerds- what airplane is this? A Mig-35? I`m just guessing by comparing this to other photos on-line.

And Damn- being a fighter-pilot has to be one of the gnarliest jobs in the world.

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Female 1,077
that`s how i get everywhere.
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Male 1
The egress motor fires about a quarter second after initiation of ejection. After about half a second, it is done, and a charge separates the aviator from the seat. During command ejection (where all ejection seats are triggered by one)there only need be a fraction of a second difference between egress firings. It looks nice and slow in the picture, but even at zero airspeed, the egress motor throws the aviator far clear very, very, very quickly. So quickly that spinal compression injuries are a concern.
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Male 1,190
It might look fun, but if most of the cheez-it eating, cheez whiz spreading fat-tards who inhabit the internet tried it they would actually die, or if in better shape get knocked unconscious.
Even for fit young people who pilot fighters this is a serious task.
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Female 15,763
Shouldn`t have had those burritos...
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Male 9,306
Must be scary as all hell... o_o;
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Male 286
@SgtFunny If this is a real photo or in real circumstances the person behind you ejects first(see the fire if the pilot ejected first the co pilot would have that in his face) secondly both don`t go at the same time because they could collide or their parachutes get entangled so the pilot ejects a second or to later.
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Male 1,108
"Why wouldn`t the pilot be ejecting as well?"
If the pilot ejects first or at the same time he risks frying his copilots face.
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Male 953
"Why wouldn`t the pilot be ejecting as well?"

A. It`s only a test..

B. would you want to be the guy in the back...if the guy in the front went first?

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Male 15,510
Thats one atomic fart
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Male 302
This is what happens if you drink plane fuel and fart into a lighter.
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Male 1,468
Shopped, first, repost, all that jazz.
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Male 38
Why wouldn`t the pilot be ejecting as well?
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Male 20,148
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