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Bos Mutus
10-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Exclusive: F-35 Ejection Seat Fears Ground Lightweight Pilots
WASHINGTON — Concerns about increased risk of injury to F-35 pilots
during low-speed ejections have prompted the US military services to
temporarily restrict pilots who weigh less than 136 pounds from flying
the aircraft, Defense News has learned. During August tests of the
ejection seat, built by Martin-Baker, testers discovered an increased
risk of neck injury when a lightweight pilot is flying at slower speeds.
Until the problem is fixed, the services decided to restrict pilots
weighing under 136 pounds from operating the plane, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey
Harrigian, F-35 integration office director, told Defense News in a
Tuesday interview.

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/defense/air-space/air-force/2015/10/01/exclusive-f-35-ejection-seat-fears-ground-lightweight-pilots/73102528/




Sir, you look great in the flight suit, but you're too little to fly.

Rainmaker
10-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Sir, you look great in the flight suit, but you're too little to fly.
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No issue, Since, most of our Next generation pilots will be Transgendered Eunuchs on HGH that weigh over a buck 35.

garhkal
10-01-2015, 10:12 PM
Wa.. The AF has people weighting that little? From each time i have been to Wright pat, the # of heavy weights i have seen is rather large.. So where are they getting these stick men from?

UncaRastus
10-01-2015, 10:57 PM
Women, Garkhal. Women.

MikeKerriii
10-02-2015, 01:11 AM
Wa.. The AF has people weighting that little? From each time i have been to Wright pat, the # of heavy weights i have seen is rather large.. So where are they getting these stick men from?

Many fighter pilots have optimum weights of around that, Check your calendar we are no longer in the 20th Century. They are not getting stick men from anywhere

Mjölnir
10-02-2015, 02:21 AM
Looks like that would mostly effect females. Not many males would be effected unless they were really small framed & short.