Reply to post: Re: minimum weight

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

Wilco

Re: minimum weight

Even if s/he's upside down his forward velocity will decreasing fairly violently if the aircraft was doing mach 2 when the handle was pulled

It's quite possible that drag will slow down the pilot vertically too - a bang seat will initially be accelerating at 20+G and won't take long to exceed the terminal velocity

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