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sorry, departing the runway means that you ran off the side or end of the runway for one reason or another. It could be that you landed long and could not stop, or something like this where a mechanical failure caused you to veer off and into the dirt.

 

There are a lot of posts and stuff beside the runway that once your gear collapses are about wing high. Military planes usually have fuel in the wings, so you can see where this is going.

 

I started Primary flight a few weeks ago and an Instructor told us that the T-6A (first plane to fly, woot) is worth about 4.4 million. The 2 ejection seats are worth a little more than a million each. So if the plane is going to get trashed anyway, might as well get half of the value out of it by using the seats.

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sorry, departing the runway means that you ran off the side or end of the runway for one reason or another. It could be that you landed long and could not stop, or something like this where a mechanical failure caused you to veer off and into the dirt.

 

There are a lot of posts and stuff beside the runway that once your gear collapses are about wing high. Military planes usually have fuel in the wings, so you can see where this is going.

 

I started Primary flight a few weeks ago and an Instructor told us that the T-6A (first plane to fly, woot) is worth about 4.4 million. The 2 ejection seats are worth a little more than a million each. So if the plane is going to get trashed anyway, might as well get half of the value out of it by using the seats.

 

Gotcha, that's kind of what I was thinking but wanted to check. I'm not up-to-date on the lingo. Yeah, I can imagine what kind of havoc would happen when you ignite that JP-8. How much do those planes hold?

 

Do they put you guys in a simulated ejection seat and have you experience the ride?

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T-6 holds 500 gallons in each wing, Not sure how much a harrier hold but it is probably at least twice that.

 

 

We get strapped into a seat for training. It is hooked to a big air ram and kicks you up about 7 feet. It is more for training the procedures needed to safely eject than to let you know what it feels like.

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T-6 holds 500 gallons in each wing, Not sure how much a harrier hold but it is probably at least twice that.

 

 

We get strapped into a seat for training. It is hooked to a big air ram and kicks you up about 7 feet. It is more for training the procedures needed to safely eject than to let you know what it feels like.

 

AV-8's drop tanks hold the same amount, I'm not sure on the overall capacity though, i just know its all in the wings. I would hate to be EOD on that base having to pull those gbu-12's off after a crash. we had a harrier catch fire in the fuel pits one time and EOD wanted me to pull off the cads and mk-76's, mind you the charge in those are white phospferus. I pretty much told him to get lost as tactfully as i could.

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