The class teaches aircrew flight equipment, ejection seat
operation, emergency parachute deployment and ground survival.
Collins Aerospace Systems has announced it has conducted reviews on the upgraded version of its ACES II ejection seat
for the US Air Force's Safety and Sustainment Improvement Program (SSIP) for B-2 bombers, the company said.
"The 500th ejection seat
is a significant milestone for a significant programme and we should never folget the key role the UK plays in this exciting enterprise," says Ruddock.
Summary: An issue with ejection seat
components was discovered that necessitated the stand down
The Air Force also noted it found no evidence that the pilots used the aircraft ejection seat
system before the crash.
The combined effects of a removed canopy, ejection seat
, and no external fuel tanks or pods left the aircraft with an unsafe center of gravity.
This was the third incident of a Sukhoi's ejection seat
firing on its own.
I reached for the ejection seat
ARM/SAFE handle and gave it a tug, but nothing moved.
The inquest, held in Lincoln, heard that the ejection seat
firing handle had been left in an unsafe position which meant it could accidentally activate the seat.
When I headed off to Meridian, Miss., to fly the T-2 Buckeye, it was my first exposure to ejection seats
. I remember sitting through the systems lecture for the ejection seat
system and the instructor pilot said to us wide-eyed ensigns, "Should you ever have to pull the handle, take comfort in knowing that every part of this ejection seat
was built by the lowest bidder."
Available in undamped configurations which produce no phase shift over the accelerometer's useful frequency range, the Endevco model 7264 series is designed for use in anthropomorphic test dummies, automotive crash testing, aircraft and automotive seat belt testing, sled testing, ejection seat
testing, drop testing, and other applications in which minimal mass loading and a broad frequency response are absolute requirements.