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Ah, Rankin. I remember his tale in a kids book of aviation stories when I was young.

The safety lesson for the day: Try to avoid ejecting right over a massive thunderstorm, unless you are looking to be scared by lightning, battered by hail, get frostbite, and get spat out many miles away after a 30+ minute canopy ride.

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I read that. The other safety lesson is that when the shit hits the fan, it really, really helps to be in awesome physical condition.

Wendy P.
There is nothing more dangerous than breaking a basic safety rule and getting away with it. It removes fear of the consequences and builds false confidence. (tbrown)

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Ah, Rankin. I remember his tale in a kids book of aviation stories when I was young.

The safety lesson for the day: Try to avoid ejecting right over a massive thunderstorm, unless you are looking to be scared by lightning, battered by hail, get frostbite, and get spat out many miles away after a 30+ minute canopy ride.



Or you might not want to take a plane nicknamed the "Flying Warning Light" directly over a thunderstorm in the first place.

Great story. I read it back in junior high.
"There are NO situations which do not call for a French Maid outfit." Lucky McSwervy

"~ya don't GET old by being weak & stupid!" - Airtwardo

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