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Feb 01, 2019, 04:56 PM
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The Mirage 2000 is equipped with 'zero-zero' (zero speed,zero altitude) ejection seat


But apparently they don't always work....sad.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pilo...ency-a-1986556
Feb 01, 2019, 05:20 PM
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But apparently they don't always work....sad.
Neither does your link unfortunately. But back in '64 I went for a ride in a Canberra bomber that was fitted with zero/zero seats because they were target aircraft but when used for ground control practise there was always a pilot to take control if something went wrong. When the ground control practise was finished the pilot took over and we went chasing kangaroos around the desert .
Feb 01, 2019, 05:56 PM
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Neither does your link unfortunately. But back in '64 I went for a ride in a Canberra bomber that was fitted with zero/zero seats because they were target aircraft but when used for ground control practise there was always a pilot to take control if something went wrong. When the ground control practise was finished the pilot took over and we went chasing kangaroos around the desert .
Checked the link and works for me ?
Feb 01, 2019, 06:02 PM
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Didn't work on my phone
Feb 01, 2019, 06:04 PM
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Checked the link and works for me ?
Hmmm - I just get a blank page...
Feb 01, 2019, 06:07 PM
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Hmmm - I just get a blank page...
Same here. Rockyboy, you start an interesting topic and give a dead link.
Feb 01, 2019, 06:10 PM
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Same here. Rockyboy, you start an interesting topic and give a dead link.
Maybe our firewalls work better than his.
Feb 01, 2019, 06:14 PM
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I googled it but a copied link does the same thing. Guess those interested will need to google it.
Feb 01, 2019, 06:17 PM
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Rocky, you are hereby banished to one week of remedial Link-pasting School
Feb 01, 2019, 06:33 PM
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But apparently they don't always work....sad.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pilo...ency-a-1986556
zero-zero is a place you never want to be. Though they say they are capable, it depends on conditions if you live. I had to sign a waiver to fly due to my weight and hight. I wouldn't make it in a zero-zero situation. Any other ejection would snap both my femurs. Didn't care, still flew.
Feb 01, 2019, 06:39 PM
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Weird ...the first link works everytime for me...
Feb 01, 2019, 06:40 PM
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Blank page all in white here, I guess the plane took off!
Feb 01, 2019, 06:43 PM
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Here is the headline....google it.

”2 Air Force Pilots Killed During Take-Off At HAL Airport In Bengaluru”

Or https://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...luru-96037?amp
Feb 01, 2019, 07:00 PM
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Link was/is ok here.

In a B-47 A version Stratojet the navigator had a downward ejection seat. Jimmy knew what he was doing
Same for early F-104 Starfighters. Pilots that ran into problems close the ground had to do a 180 roll before 'punching out'.

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Feb 01, 2019, 09:11 PM
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And many of those people later upgraded to newer planes with upward ejection seats. Several of then rolled their plane upside down and ejected in to the runway when something went tango uniform with the newer planes.


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