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How to get out of an F22
03-13-2013, 07:13 PM #1
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"April 25, 2006 (by Jeff Hollenbeck) - A pilot was trapped in an F-22 cockpit for five hours on April 10th after the canopy failed to open. Several attempts to open the canopy failed, and ultimately the canopy was cut by fire department personnel."


$182,000 to replace the canopy.
03-13-2013, 07:52 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That was probably not so cool. He should have tried the eject button.
03-13-2013, 08:02 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Oh noes! The canopy won't open. What do I do? I know! I'll eject!



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They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
03-13-2013, 08:06 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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They don't build em like they use to, I guess.

Quote:Still, the F-22 has been plagued with a string of incidents of pilots experiencing hypoxia symptoms dating back several years. An Associated Press investigation revealed Air Force officials were aware of flaws as early as 2005.

03-13-2013, 08:26 PM #5
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(03-13-2013, 07:52 PM)Octo Wrote:  That was probably not so cool. He should have tried the eject button.

They do have zero/zero ejection seats. However ejecting actually shortens your back a little and is not pleasant.

There is another ugly possibility. The canopy wouldn't open - if it didn't open during the ejection cycle... The canopy is over 1/2 inch thick and may be bulletproof. Saw this in Top Gun...

Successful ejection would require a rebuild of the cockpit, new canopy, etc. Very pricey way to exit a plane.

Here is another picture of our friend in no immediate danger.


From what I can tell after 5 hours they cut him out so he could take a bathroom break.



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