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This Maneuver Doesn`t Seem Like Regulation [Pic]

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This Maneuver Doesn`t Seem Like Regulation [Pic]. Damn, that was close...
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jojoballoons
Female, 13-17, Europe
 8 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 11:35:22 PM
"death tends to be permanent."

I agree.

dooflotchie
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 336 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 9:18:00 PM
The #1 reason why you'll never see doof at an air show!

spyrocheeks
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 113 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 5:21:13 PM
Repost fest!

ClayJar
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 2:07:39 PM
"dont have you have to be several hundred feet in the air for the parachute to fully open and work correctly...?"

Good question. It used to be the case that you did in fact require altitude for the parachute to deploy, however, modern fighters are equipped with "zero-zero ejection seats". The ejection seat is rocket powered, and the parachute is explosively deployed (a bit like an airbag), which means that with zero airspeed and zero altitude, you can still eject and likely survive.

Slow speed and low altitude make for the most challenging flight, so ejection systems were designed to handle that part of the envelope.

(Note that I said "survive". Ejecting from a fighter is *extremely* rough with such high G-loads that you will certainly be much the worse for wear, perhaps even with fractured vertebrae, but injuries can heal. Death tends to be permanent. There's also the chance you will parachute into the fireball...)

simpletools
Male, 40-49, Canada
 50 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 1:59:21 PM
I like the fact that the jet is entering the vehicle control zone.

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