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RAAF F18 ejection QLD

Old 8th Dec 2020, 06:34
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RAAF F18 ejection QLD

Apparent ejection before rotation. Appears successful.
No doubt more to follow.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 06:47
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Video, and news initial report here.

https://7news.com.au/news/accidents/...rley-c-1730017
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 07:21
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Whoops - meant to pull the other lever! Glad all seems OK though...
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 07:24
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Quite the struggle to restrain the Monday morning quarter back within on this one. Good to see old mate is safe.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 07:32
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Looks like they'll still be able to use the jet - good result all round, glad they're safe (as "Defence officials" are saying)
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 07:51
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Anyone know the reason they punched out?
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 07:52
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Surely it was SOP's that dictated a punch out?
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 08:14
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Anyone know the reason they punched out?
Social distancing ?
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 09:10
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From the chute spacing it looks like a command ejection.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 09:42
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Maybe after the EA-18 incident, they were told to punch out at first sign of any issues?
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 09:55
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Hell of a way to get a free tie.

well done.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 09:57
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The jet looks in good condition, except for the scorch marks around the cockpit. Should be able to turn it into useful parts. Makes me wonder if they had stayed for the ride instead of ejecting it wouldn't have made the 6pm news.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 10:21
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If they're quick, they can slip it into an Antonov and flog it to the Canucks.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 10:34
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Different situation from the F-111 ejection in NZ some years ago, flameout of the A/B, not enough wet runway to stop.

Amberley is a ferkin long runway with arrestor cables and an arrestor barrier as a long-stop. What was so bad that required ejection, but didn't destroy the aircraft?

Pop the seats back in, touch up the scorched paint, slip it in amongst the others, they will never notice. Unless they read PPRuNe.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 10:48
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Ha Ha.......love it.....!!!!!
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 11:25
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You bloody beaudy, Bremont watch time.

Gees those chutes hit the deck hard......
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 12:39
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Upon initiating ejection, is it standard in fast jets for engine to be automatically shut down?

Any other systems automatically engaged?

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Old 8th Dec 2020, 16:08
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Well done all, all are well - could of gone SO wrong . One of my favourite ejection stories , is this ;
https://hushkit.net/2020/10/13/66-ye...ed-underwater/
I think my late father was involved in this somehow , back in the day he was a RN Officer at Ford and at Malta
and in/around the Med. (HMS Albion) around this time, knew Prince Philip.
Happy outcome, happy memories on this SAD day - Chuck Yeager = Legend RIP.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 20:36
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Pop the seats back in, touch up the scorched paint, slip it in amongst the others, they will never notice.
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 21:53
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
The jet looks in good condition, except for the scorch marks around the cockpit. Should be able to turn it into useful parts. Makes me wonder if they had stayed for the ride instead of ejecting it wouldn't have made the 6pm news.
I'd have thought it would be repairable...but I haven't seen any decent images.
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