18 min

Who Killed Yogi Bear? Plane Tales

    • Aviation

The ejector seat is still a subject of fascination for a lot of pilots, mainly those who have never been strapped to one. It’s often the opinion of folk not part of the small fast jet community that an ejection is a simple matter, you just pull the handle and ‘boom’ you’re safe.



 



The B58 Hustler



 



An ejector seat from the B-58 Hustler



Smarter than the average bear!



 



North American Aviation test pilot George Smith.



 



The F100



 



Vought A-7E-5-CV Corsair II



 



The USS Constellation during her 1964–1965 WESTPAC cruise



 



Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to J Clear, USAF, USAF National Air Museum, US Navy archives, US Gov, Hanna-Barbera and Robert L. Lawson.

The ejector seat is still a subject of fascination for a lot of pilots, mainly those who have never been strapped to one. It’s often the opinion of folk not part of the small fast jet community that an ejection is a simple matter, you just pull the handle and ‘boom’ you’re safe.



 



The B58 Hustler



 



An ejector seat from the B-58 Hustler



Smarter than the average bear!



 



North American Aviation test pilot George Smith.



 



The F100



 



Vought A-7E-5-CV Corsair II



 



The USS Constellation during her 1964–1965 WESTPAC cruise



 



Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to J Clear, USAF, USAF National Air Museum, US Navy archives, US Gov, Hanna-Barbera and Robert L. Lawson.

18 min

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