ejection seat

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ejection seat

A seat fitted with an explosive charge and designed to eject the occupant clear of an aircraft during an in-flight emergency.
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ejection seat


ejector seat

(Aeronautics) a seat, esp as fitted to military aircraft, that is fired by a cartridge or rocket to eject the occupant from the aircraft in an emergency
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ejec′tion seat`

an airplane seat that can be ejected together with the pilot in an emergency.
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Noun1.ejection seat - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergencyejection seat - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
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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.