• Short Summary

    Film in slow motion shows the newly-approved ejector seat shot from an aircraft in flight during tests by the North American Aviation concern at Port Columbus, Ohio.

  • Description

    Film in slow motion shows the newly-approved ejector seat shot from an aircraft in flight during tests by the North American Aviation concern at Port Columbus, Ohio.

    Catapulted from the rear seat of a Navy trainer, a dummy is hurtled into the air by a rocket as the plane reaches take-off speed. The seat automatically separates, and the parachute blossoms high above the runway. Fully opened, the parachute slowly lowers the dummy to the ground undamaged.

    The development of the system provides added safety for pilots, allowing them to escape at or near ground level, as well as at normal flight altitudes..

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA251C5571HU3LFGE9P8UYJ6953
    Media URN:
    VLVA251C5571HU3LFGE9P8UYJ6953
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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