spencesaab
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Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:49 am

Hi there guys,

I've been asked to write a paper on "Pilot Safety in Military Aircraft" which isn't exactly great for me as, being honest, my preffered area of aviation is civil. None-the-less the paper muct be written lol.

I've tried googleing it but the results have given me nothing of any use. I was wondering if any of you know of any online resources (or offline ones too) which may help me find some useful infomation about this topic.

as usual, any help is greatly appreciated,
thanks in advance,
regards,
-Spence-

P.S. I did start a similar topic last year for another paper I had to write about civil aviation, I was planning to post again there so as not to start another thread but the thread had been archived and I couldn't add to it. Sorry if there was a way to do this and I've wasted the mod's time by starting a new thread  ashamed 
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:06 pm

"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
 
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:21 pm

Should be easy if you account for all the private warbirds that seem to crash being flown by non military trained folks. It seems like this forum has always has a thread about a military surplussed acft killing its weekend unexperianed pilot
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Link to the Canadian Air Force Flight Safety web page it has links to their Flt Safety Magazine
http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/dfs/home-accueil-eng.asp
Or are you looking for specific things that make pilots safe eg Ejection Seats ? If so search for Martin Baker etc

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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:07 pm

Here is another good link: http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/index.htm

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spencesaab
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:39 pm



Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 3):
Or are you looking for specific things that make pilots safe eg Ejection Seats ? If so search for Martin Baker etc

That's exactly it - certain things. Any ideas what I could search for aswell as Martin Baker. If not manufacturers of safety equipment, maybe a type of safety device (ejector seat for example).

BTW: Thanks a lot for your quick responses guys!
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:21 am

a good link is http://www.ejectionsite.com/emakersfr.htm

The main manufacturers are Martin Baker based at Chalgrove in the UK. Goodrich who now markets the ACES II system after various mergers and Zvezda in Russia who make the seats for MiGs and Sukhois.
 
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:32 am

here is another link for the Defence Aviation Safety Centre

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/Ab...SC/DefenceAviationSafetyCentre.htm
 
spencesaab
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:08 am

Once again, Thankyou all so much for the links, they've helped a helluva lot!

Must go to bed now, I'm up at 9am - Ironically enough for a meeting with my lecturer about this paper lol - Then another aerospace lecture with the same guy. Methinks he'll be pleased with the progress made thus far.

Once again thanks guys - and good night!  yawn 

regards,
-Spence-
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spencesaab
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RE: Pilot Safety In Military Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:11 am

Ooops - sorry to double post, I almost forgot....

If you happen to come across anymore resources (or think of anymore) - please think of me and post them here.

Thanks again!

regards,
-Spence-  yawn  lol
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