Ejection Seat FAQs:


Q: Are ejection seats common on certain types of military aircraft?

A: Yes.

Q: Were ejection seats the Space Shuttle?

A: Yes, and the Soviet Vostok and American Gemini series.

Q: Is an ejection seat designed to safely extract upward and land its occupant from a grounded stationary position?

A: Yes, and specifically from aircraft cockpits.

Q: Were ejection seats issued in the late 1960s?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an ejection seat used in most American-built fighters?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an ejection seat equipped with only an overhead ejection handle which doubled in function by forcing the pilot to assume the right posture and by having him pull a screen down to protect both his face and oxygen mask from the subsequent air blast?

A: Yes.

Q: Were ejection seats developed independently during World War II by Heinkel and SAAB?

A: Yes.

Q: Was an ejection seat developed by Bofors and tested in 1943 for the Saab 21?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an ejection seat pilot survival?

A: Yes.

Q: Was an ejection seat first proposed by Romanian inventor Anastase Dragomir in the late 1920s?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ejection seats unknown?

A: Yes, but may be considerably higher.