F-15 Ejection at Supersonic Speed

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“People don’t understand what wind does to someone at that speed.”

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  1. GoatDriver1957
    GoatDriver1957 Aug 17, 2011

    God bless this 15 driver and his MIB.

  2. MikeWilliamson
    MikeWilliamson Aug 17, 2011

    I remember this when I was on active duty. A quick decision by a brave man.

  3. 12540918
    12540918 Aug 18, 2011

    I punched-out of a F-4 (70'Vietnam) in bandit country after taking a SA-2 up the turkey feathers,at approx. 300 Knots. Broke both legs, I can't imagine leaving at over twice that. I lost my back-seater as well.

  4. 27916295
    27916295 Aug 23, 2011

    Althought it is wonderful that this aviator survived such a high speed ejection, his total lack of SA is what put him in this situation. Oh, by the way his WSLO died.

  5. batvette
    batvette Aug 31, 2011

    to 27916295: Did an accident investigation attribute this event to pilot error? The clip didn't go into detail on that, you must be aware of additional information to say such a thing.

  6. AFSSson
    AFSSson Aug 31, 2011

    God Bless America, and all who serve this nation with such spirit.

  7. 13606435
    13606435 Sep 21, 2011

    Goes to show that ejection from jet aircraft guarantees only that. Survival is another matter. God Bless him anyway, and may his backseater rest in peace.

  8. 12847622
    12847622 Sep 24, 2011

    I read Psalms 61:1-2 this morning and then found this video later on. I thought it was right on this situation. I will write it down in case someone does not have a Bible. Psalms 61:1-2 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

  9. 25736557
    25736557 Dec 21, 2011

    I ponder what the purpose of the drill was. God Bless them both and our country is always worth fighting for but as a Viet Vet they'll have to be landing on our shores next time. Thanks to all of you that served and welcome home

  10. 11931772
    11931772 Jan 04, 2012

    F-15 Ejection at Supersonic Speed;there must be a ejection handel of the navigator to be in controal of the pilot just in case...,

  11. 27760347
    27760347 Feb 19, 2012

    i cant imagine the pain, especially at that speed, of ejecting

  12. Lambda44
    Lambda44 Mar 03, 2013

    A major contributor to the severity of this accident: forgetting to pull back the throttles or doing anything else to try to slow down. He channelized his attention on troubleshooting his flight controls.

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