|F-14 Shootdown PDF
AIM-7 Sparrow Missiles are good for shooting down the enemy, but here is one shot that got the shooter. A F-14 test pilot finds out how disorienting an ejection can be when his aircraft gets damaged by a missile launch.
|Ejection Without a Chute
Canberra B2 - 1966
Can you have a successful ejection without a parachute? That simple question came into my email one day and led to me putting together this story. I answered truthfully, based on the technical definition of successful, yes, although it is quite rare. The person who had asked was thrilled with that answer. He had been one of the few survivors of an ejection without a parachute...
Vought A-7 Corsair II - 1969
A bad lineup puts a Naval Aviator off the deck of an aircraft carrier and into the drink. As the aircraft sinks he has some decisions to make in the dark...
|Field Carrier Landing Practice
RA-5C Vigilante - 1967
Field Carrier Landing Practice - practicing landing an aircraft on a stable runway becomes a deadly experience for a recon crew
YF-104 Starfighter - 195x
Test flying an aircraft is always exciting, but hopefully not this dangerous. Always check your stores!
|The Survival Instinct
F-8E Crusader - 1966
Having an engine failure at night in a single engine aircraft tends to ruin your day, but when you eject and the seat gets tangled in your parachute, it really gets trying!
|Back in the Saddle Again
F-15E - 1996
Night again, only this time an electronic hangup in the HUD leads to a supersonic dive. Ejecting into air five times the force of a Catagory 5 hurricane pits a pilot against forces rarely experienced, and less often survived.
B-47 Stratofortress - 1963
Ejecting into a thunderstorm is not a good way to end a flight, but sometimes it is the only chance you have...
|Irish Luck- Surviving Partial Ejection from A-6 Aircraft
Sometimes a mechanical malfunction tries to get you, but it isn't your time...
Tornado F-3 - 1996
A two-vs-one air to air intercept flight ends with two aircraft in a head on collision at 1000 knots closure. Both crews survive, but not unscathed...
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