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Ejector seats.

#1 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:09 pm


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#2 Post by Boac » Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:42 pm

The issue is 'international'.

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#3 Post by TheGreenAnger » Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:48 am

Anybody have an idea of what the "technical issue" migh be?
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#4 Post by Boac » Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:09 am

Rumours only that it was an issue in the production of some part and when a/c were shown to not have that part from a particular production run, they were cleared. The most 'regular' servicing replacement cycle is cartridges.

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#5 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:07 pm

Putting the bang into bang seats.

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#6 Post by TheGreenAnger » Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:49 pm

When flight operations go bad...

The day that the bang seat did not work due to maintenance failures.


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#7 Post by CharlieOneSix » Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:28 pm

Another sad incident was on 10 May 1966 on the Beira Patrol when the Observer's ejection seat in a Sea Vixen failed to fire. When I reached the pilot, Allan Tarver, he was sitting in his dinghy but there was no sign of the Observer.

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