Flying airplanes is a dangerous occupation. Many, many years ago when I was a young Airman at a TAC base I used to read the command safety magazine, TAC ATTACK. At the back of the magazine they would published safety statistics, number of accidents, etc. They would also list number of ejections followed by number of successful ejections. Many times the numbers were not the same.
posted on 01/29/2013 7:18:10 AM PST
(Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
Yes it is dangerous. I was granted an incentive flight in a D model a long time ago. Pretty cool hour and twenty minutes.
Same plane went down a couple months later on an incentive flight. Pilot had time to direct it to the ocean so it wouldnt kill someone. They splashed down in 50 degree water but were fortunately picked up by a fishing boat.
Another time I picked up pieces of one that went down in a rice paddy, boy that was fun. /s
posted on 01/29/2013 8:11:39 AM PST
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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