Reply to post: Re: Handling the G's

Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US

boltar Silver badge

Re: Handling the G's

"Chopper pilots take more risk and have no escape options, why do the fast jet ponces seem to merit this pandering?"

Why shouldn't they when its possible to do so? Learning to fly a fast jet fighter is a long expensive process - the pilot is actually more valuable in real terms than the plane. Flying a chopper while tricky isn't in the same league and so I'm afraid the life of the pilot is basically worth less since chopper pilots are frankly ten a penny. That and the fact of building an ejector seat that could shoot someone through the rotor blades without turning them into mince is ... tricky.

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