Hope this turned out ok, f-18 bailout.

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  1. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

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    , Canadian F-18.
     

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  2. Torch

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    moe pics
     

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    I remember having to call my dad the first time I totaled a car. I cannot imagine what this guy is feeling.
     
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    Fantastic shots! Flame out on take off perhaps ?
     
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    Happened in a warm up for the Lethbridge, Alberta Airshow. No-one hurt, pilot in hospital with undisclosed injuries.

    Witnesses say it was doing a low speed pass then nosed over.
     
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    WOW! Amazing pictures!
     
  7. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    We were talking about it at the airshow tonight and Scooter (P-51 pilot) told me that the pilot was attempting a maneuver similar to what they do with the Harrier. Nose up point of stall and still moving forward, kind of a semi stall type deal and the craft had slowed to much for the maneuver and stalled. Please correct me if this is not correct.
     
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    Thanks for the info Andy and Aaron. Judging by the angle of the pilot as the parachute canopy is deploying, he would just about be vertical under a full canopy roughly three seconds before touch down, possibly less. Apart from any injuries associated with the actual ejection, he's likely to have suffered at least minor spinal compression, and possibly lower limb fractures and concussion. And he's probably got a large laundry bill too.....
     
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    Amazing pictures and if you summery of his possible injuries are correct Terry I do not envy the poor chap for that is an identical summery of what happened to me and I was in a car heading for Cirencester back in 66. Still plagues me to this day.
     
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    Yep, that's the same as me, and probably why I'm crippled with RA these days.
     
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    :shock: amazing photos!!
     
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    Wow! great series of pics.....
     
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Said on the news this morning that the pilot was released from hospital already. He was just in for observation so, amazingly, he seems to be fine. Although now he'll need to explain how he managed to destroy the plane.
     
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    Amazing shots :shock:

    Glad to hear they are OK.
     
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    Great to hear he's OK.
    "Well Sir, it's like this. I was just.........."
     
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    Yes, glad to hear that he is ok!:thumbright:
     
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    Lucky.......lucky........lucky
     
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