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An ARO Inc. test facility craftsman, makes an adjustment on a half-scale model of an aircraft ejection seat prior to a wind tunnel test at the Arnold Engineering Development Center

An ARO Inc. test facility craftsman, makes an adjustment on a half-sca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arnold Air Force Station State: Tennessee (TN) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Phil Taruer Release Status: Releas... more

U.S. Air Force maintenance personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, work on the ejection seat in the cockpit of a F-4D Phantom II aircraft. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force maintenance personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Midshipman, Cindy Mason prepares to pull down the face curtain that will launch the ejection seat up the track of the ejection seat trainer. Ejection seat training is a part of a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Midshipman, Cindy Mason prepares to pull down the face curtain that wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Terry C. Mitchell Release S... more

A midshipman pulls the face curtain that will launch a simulated ejection seat up the track of an ejection seat trainer. Ejection seat training is part of a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

A midshipman pulls the face curtain that will launch a simulated eject...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Terry C. Mitchell Release S... more

A female midshipman tightens the torso harness on an ejection seat trainer. Ejection seat training is part of a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

A female midshipman tightens the torso harness on an ejection seat tra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Terry C. Mitchell Release S... more

A female midshipman tightens the torso harness on an ejection seat trainer. Ejection seat training is part of a one-week aviation training program for students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

A female midshipman tightens the torso harness on an ejection seat tra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Terry C. Mitchell Release S... more

A camera picks up the action as LT Flower, seated in the ejection seat, pushes the ejection button at the U.S. Air Force Navigation School

A camera picks up the action as LT Flower, seated in the ejection seat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mather Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Gregory Merritt Release Status:... more

S02-02-861 - STS-002 - Commander Engle floats on Aft Flight Deck in front of the Onorbit Station

S02-02-861 - STS-002 - Commander Engle floats on Aft Flight Deck in fr...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Engle floats on Aft Flight Deck in front of the Onorbit Station. Views taken from the forward flight deck commanders/pilots stations show Engl... more

S01-07-535 - STS-001 - Pilot Crippen readies equipment at forward flight deck pilots station

S01-07-535 - STS-001 - Pilot Crippen readies equipment at forward flig...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Crippen readies equipment and verifies control panel data while in pilots ejection seat (S2). Crippen adjusts flight mirror assembly between windo... more

S01-06-487 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adjusts RHC on forward flight deck

S01-06-487 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adju...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook while in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1). Another FDF notebook and communicati... more

S01-06-489 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adjusts RHC on forward flight deck

S01-06-489 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adju...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook and adjusts rotational hand controller (RHC) while in forward flight deck commanders ejection se... more

S01-07-540 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews clipboard notes and procedures on forward flight deck

S01-07-540 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews clipboard notes and pro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews clipboard notes and procedures in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1) wearing communication kit assembly (assy) he... more

S01-07-534 - STS-001 - Pilot Crippen readies equipment at forward flight deck pilots station

S01-07-534 - STS-001 - Pilot Crippen readies equipment at forward flig...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Crippen readies equipment and verifies control panel data while in pilots ejection seat (S2). Crippen adjusts flight mirror assembly between windo... more

S01-07-532 - STS-001 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stations

S01-07-532 - STS-001 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stati...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deckcommanders ejection seat (S1) including surrounding instrumentation,control panels,and equipment documented without crew members. Co... more

S02-02-853 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Mission Station and Onorbit Station documentation

S02-02-853 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Mission Station and Onorbit Sta...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft Flight Deck Mission Station and Onorbit Station documentation includes control panels,hand controller,pilots ejection seat (S2) thermal apron,and Ni... more

S01-07-541 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews clipboard notes and procedures on forward flight deck

S01-07-541 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews clipboard notes and pro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews clipboard notes and procedures in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1) wearing communication kit assembly (assy) he... more

S01-06-485 - STS-001 - Commander Young points COAS out forward flight deck window W3

S01-06-485 - STS-001 - Commander Young points COAS out forward flight ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young, sitting in commanders ejection seat S1, points crewman optical alignment sight (COAS) out forward flight deck window W3. Underexposed v... more

S01-07-531 - STS-001 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stations

S01-07-531 - STS-001 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stati...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck pilots ejection seat (S2) including surrounding instrumentation, control panels, and equipment documented without crew members. Comm... more

An aircraft ejection seat, with a scale model mannequin, undergoes a wind tunnel test

An aircraft ejection seat, with a scale model mannequin, undergoes a w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Afsc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

S01-07-498 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures on forward flight deck

S01-07-498 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures on forwa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1). Young adjusting communication kit assembly... more

S01-06-492 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures on forward flight deck

S01-06-492 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures on forwa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook and verifies control panel data while floating above forward flight deck center console (panels ... more

S01-06-478 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures on forward flight deck

S01-06-478 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures on forwa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1). Young wears the communication kit assembly... more

S02-02-856 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Onorbit Station documentation

S02-02-856 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Onorbit Station documentation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft Flight Deck Onorbit Station documentation taken from the forward flight deck commanders/pilots stations includes aft viewing windows W9 and W10,remo... more

S01-06-486 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adjusts RHC on forward flight deck

S01-06-486 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adju...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook while in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1). Another FDF notebook and communicati... more

S01-06-488 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adjusts RHC on forward flight deck

S01-06-488 - STS-001 - Commander Young reviews FDF procedures and adju...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Young reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook and adjusts rotational hand controller (RHC) while in forward flight deck commanders ejection se... more

S01-07-533 - STS-001 - Pilot Crippen readies equipment at forward flight deck pilots station

S01-07-533 - STS-001 - Pilot Crippen readies equipment at forward flig...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Crippen readies equipment and verifies control panel data while in pilots ejection seat (S2). Crippen adjusts flight mirror assembly between windo... more

S04-28-325 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Pilots Stations

S04-28-325 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Pilots Stations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck pilots ejection seat (S2) documentation includes surrounding instrumentation, control panels, and equipment. Forward control panel... more

S03-23-179 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF and TAGS printout on forward flight deck

S03-23-179 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF and TAGS printout o...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), reviews flight data file (FDF) checklist and text and graphics system (... more

S03-25-222 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma sleeps on aft flight deck

S03-25-222 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma sleeps on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma, wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset (HDST) and tethered to panel A12, sleeps on aft flight deck starboard side. Pil... more

S03-22-130 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF checklist at forward flight deck pilots station

S03-22-130 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF checklist at forwar...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), reviews flight data file (FDF) checklist while in pilots ejection seat ... more

S03-22-141 - STS-003 - Forward and Aft Flight Deck documentation

S03-22-141 - STS-003 - Forward and Aft Flight Deck documentation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward and Aft Flight Deck documentation includes: Forward Flight Deck commanders and pilots stations with forward control panels F1, F3, F7, center co... more

S04-28-326 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Commander's Stations

S04-28-326 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Commander's Stations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1) documentation includes surrounding instrumentation, control panels, and equipment. Forward control pa... more

S04-28-320 - STS-004 - Commander Mattingly reviews FDF procedures and sips beverage on flight deck

S04-28-320 - STS-004 - Commander Mattingly reviews FDF procedures and ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Mattingly reviews flight plans while in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1). Forward control panels and windows appear in view. ... more

S03-23-180 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF and TAGS printout on forward flight deck

S03-23-180 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF and TAGS printout o...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), reviews flight data file (FDF) checklist and text and graphics system (... more

A candidate straps himself into an ejection seat trainer at the Aviation Officer Candidate School

A candidate straps himself into an ejection seat trainer at the Aviati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Pensacola State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Jim Bryant Release Status: R... more

A sailor checks to see that a candidate is securely strapped into an ejection seat simulator at Aviation Officer Candidate School

A sailor checks to see that a candidate is securely strapped into an e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Pensacola State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Jim Bryant Release Status: R... more

S04-24-186 - STS-004 - Aft flight deck documentation includes Onorbit and Mission Stations

S04-24-186 - STS-004 - Aft flight deck documentation includes Onorbit ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft flight deck documentation includes: Mission Station - overall views with control panels R10, R12, R13, 16mm camera, window shade velcroed to panel ... more

S04-28-329 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Commander's Stations

S04-28-329 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Commander's Stations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1) documentation includes surrounding instrumentation, control panels, and equipment. Forward control pa... more

S03-21-110 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma review FDF plans on aft flight deck

S03-21-110 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma review FDF plans on aft flight...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma, wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headsets (HDSTs), review flight data file (FDF) plans on aft flight deck resting their ... more

S04-28-327 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Commander's Stations

S04-28-327 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Commander's Stations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1) documentation includes surrounding instrumentation, control panels, and equipment. Forward control pa... more

S03-20-073 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton removes equipment from stowage location on Aft Flight Deck

S03-20-073 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton removes equipment from stowage ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset, removes equipment from Aft Flight Deck stowage location on commanders ejection ... more

S03-19-004 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma reviews FDF procedures on forward flight deck

S03-19-004 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma reviews FDF procedures on forw...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma reviews Flight Data File (FDF) notebook in forward flight deck commanders ejection seat (S1). Lousma wears the communication kit assemb... more

S03-22-131 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF checklist at forward flight deck pilots station

S03-22-131 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton reviews FDF checklist at forwar...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), reviews flight data file (FDF) checklist while in pilots ejection seat ... more

S03-21-111 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton review FDF plans on aft flight deck

S03-21-111 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton review FDF plans on aft flight ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton (111), wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headsets (HDSTs), review flight data file (FDF) plans on aft flight deck resting t... more

S04-24-154 - STS-004 - Commander Mattingly floats above ejection seat (S1) while looking out W2

S04-24-154 - STS-004 - Commander Mattingly floats above ejection seat ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Mattingly floats above commanders ejection seat (S1) while he looks out forward flight deck window W2. Clouded Earth's surface appears in wind... more

Engineers C. L. Smith and Air Force CPT Walter West examine a half-scale F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft forebody, ejection seat and instrumented aircrew mannequin, used to measure aerodynamic forces on the human body during emergency ejection at speeds up to 900 miles per hour

Engineers C. L. Smith and Air Force CPT Walter West examine a half-sca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arnold Engineering Dev Center State: Tennessee (TN) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Arnold Engineering & Dev. Cent... more

S04-28-328 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Pilots Stations

S04-28-328 - STS-004 - Forward flight deck Pilots Stations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck pilots ejection seat (S2) documentation includes surrounding instrumentation, control panels, and equipment. Forward control panel... more

S04-24-187 - STS-004 - Aft flight deck documentation includes Onorbit and Mission Stations

S04-24-187 - STS-004 - Aft flight deck documentation includes Onorbit ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft flight deck documentation includes: Mission Station - overall views with control panels R10, R12, R13, 16mm camera, window shade velcroed to panel ... more

S03-31-289 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton in ejection escape suit (EES) on aft flight deck

S03-31-289 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton in ejection escape suit (EES) o...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), holds flexible hose attached to his ejection escape suit (EES) vent hos... more

S03-31-290 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton in ejection escape suit (EES) on aft flight deck

S03-31-290 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton in ejection escape suit (EES) o...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), holds flexible hose attached to his ejection escape suit (EES) vent hos... more

CDR Klaus Pflueger checks LT J.G. Winfried Frank out on the ejection seat of an F-104G Starfighter aircraft during training conducted by the 69th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron. The officers are West German navy pilots

CDR Klaus Pflueger checks LT J.G. Winfried Frank out on the ejection s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Luke Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul N. Hayashi Release Status: Rele... more

STAFF Sergeant Mark H. Smotherman, a life-support specialist with the 10th Tactical Air Support Squadron, assists Captian Ronald W. Eifert during ejection seat training

STAFF Sergeant Mark H. Smotherman, a life-support specialist with the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Steve Mcgill Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

SENIOR AIRMAN Manuel Topete (foreground) and AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczynski, aerospace physiology specialists, inspect a malfunctioning trigger of an ejection seat trainer

SENIOR AIRMAN Manuel Topete (foreground) and AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczyn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Kohlenberg Release Status: Release... more

AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczynski, aerospace physiology specialist, tests an ejection seat trainer after a malfunctioning trigger has been repaired

AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczynski, aerospace physiology specialist, tests a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Kohlenberg Release Status: Release... more

Technical Sergeant Santos Navarette (right) and AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczynski, aerospace physiology specialists, test an ejection seat trainer after a malfunctioning trigger has been repaired

Technical Sergeant Santos Navarette (right) and AIRMAN Timothy M. Garc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Kohlenberg Release Status: Release... more

AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczynski (left) aerospace physiology specialist, explains the functions of various controls of an ejection seat trainer to AIRMAN First Class Brian M. Brelje

AIRMAN Timothy M. Garczynski (left) aerospace physiology specialist, e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Kohlenberg Release Status: Release... more

Sergeant (SGT) James L. Thomspon, aircraft maintenance technician assigned to the 56th Engineering Maintenance Squadron, makes a routine inspection of an ejection seat

Sergeant (SGT) James L. Thomspon, aircraft maintenance technician assi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Charles T. Kohlenberg Release Stat... more

Five members of Attack Squadron 147 (VA-147) discuss the operation and maintenance of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft ejection seat aboard the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64)

Five members of Attack Squadron 147 (VA-147) discuss the operation and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Constellation (CV 64) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron life support officer explains the ejection seat to a Thai pilot prior to his familiarization flight in an F-15 Eagle aircraft. The US and Thailand are participating in COMMANDO WEST IX, a joint US and Thailand training exercise

The 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron life support officer explains the e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO WEST IX Base: Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Edgardo Martinez R... more

An officer of the Air Force Dental Investigations Service places weights inside the head of a dummy.  The dummy is being used to represent a human pilot to test the effect of different weights during flight in an ejection seat

An officer of the Air Force Dental Investigations Service places weigh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Brooks Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA James Price Release Status: Released ... more

An interior view of the cockpit of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft shows the RSSK-1A Rigid Seat Survival Kit, which secures a life raft and survival equipment to a jet crewman's ejection seat system. The cockpit is on display at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

An interior view of the cockpit of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft shows th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the statio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

An Escapac IF-3 ejection seat is displayed at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

An Escapac IF-3 ejection seat is displayed at the station's Aviation P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the statio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A Stencel A-7 ejection seat is displayed at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A Stencel A-7 ejection seat is displayed at the station's Aviation Phy...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the statio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the statio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

An RSSK-8 Rigid Seat Survival Kit, which secures a life raft and survival equipment to a jet crewman's ejection seat system, is displayed at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

An RSSK-8 Rigid Seat Survival Kit, which secures a life raft and survi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A Martin Baker MK-GR7-7 ejection seat is displayed at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A Martin Baker MK-GR7-7 ejection seat is displayed at the station's Av...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the statio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the station's Aviation Physiology Training Unit

A student practices on the dynamic ejection seat trainer at the statio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 D. Mcclure Release Status: Re... more

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Gary L. Hicks, F-4E Phantom II aircraft crew chief, 336th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pulls the ejection seat safety pins on an F-4E aircraft prior to its departure for a"bandit"mission during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88.  The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Gary L. Hicks, F-4E Phantom II aircraft crew chi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Re... more

SGT Mark Briery and SRA Tom Vessie of the 57th Component Repair Squadron consult technical data while working on an aircraft ejection seat in the squadron's egress shop. The shop maintains ejection equipment for 104 aircraft. Exact Date Shot Unknown

SGT Mark Briery and SRA Tom Vessie of the 57th Component Repair Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status: Re... more

SGT James Atherton and AMN Rodney Thomas of the 57th Component Repair Squadron inspect an ACES-II ejection seat in the squadron's egress shop. The shop maintains ejection equipment for 104 aircraft. Exact Date Shot Unknown

SGT James Atherton and AMN Rodney Thomas of the 57th Component Repair ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status: Re... more

Members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron use a crane to pull an ACES-II ejection seat from the cockpit of an F-15C Eagle aircraft in the squadron's egress shop. The shop maintains ejection equipment for 104 aircraft. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron use a crane to pull an A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status: Re... more

SSGT Ronald McCormick of the 57th Component Repair Squadron supervises Air Force personnel as they disconnect an F-15C Eagle aircraft's ejection seat in the squadron's egress shop. The shop maintains ejection equipment for 104 aircraft. Exact Date Shot Unknown

SSGT Ronald McCormick of the 57th Component Repair Squadron supervises...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status: Re... more

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Carl Johnson, 57th Component Repair Squadron, operates the controls of a Cobra crane which is being used to remove an ACESII ejection seat from an F-15C Eagle aircraft

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Carl Johnson, 57th Component Repair Squadron,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

SENIOR AIRMAN Tom W. Vessie attaches the cable of a Cobra crane to an ACESII ejection seat of an F-15C Eagle aircraft as SGT. Mike W. Briery consults a manual to determine proper removal of the seat. Both men are members of the 57th Component Repair Squad

SENIOR AIRMAN Tom W. Vessie attaches the cable of a Cobra crane to an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Scott Stewart Release Status:... more

Sergeant (SGT) James W. Atherton and AIRMAN (AMN) Rodney L. Thomas remove an inertial reel initiator from an ACESII ejection seat.  Both men are members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron

Sergeant (SGT) James W. Atherton and AIRMAN (AMN) Rodney L. Thomas rem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

A close-up view of an inertial reel initiator, a component of the ACESII ejection seat

A close-up view of an inertial reel initiator, a component of the ACES...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Tom W. Vessie and Sergeant Mike W. Briery, both members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron, secure the cable of a Cobra crane to the ACESII ejection seat of an F-15C Eagle aircraft.  The crane is being used to remove the seat from t

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Tom W. Vessie and Sergeant Mike W. Briery, both me...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Tom W. Vessie and Sergeant (SGT) Mike W. Briery stabilize an ACESII ejection seat as it is removed from an F-15C Eagle aircraft by a Cobra crane.  Both men are members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Tom W. Vessie and Sergeant (SGT) Mike W. Briery st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

Sergeant (SGT) James W. Atherton and AIRMAN (AMN) Rodney L. Thomas remove the back rest pad from an ACESII ejection seat.  Both men are members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron

Sergeant (SGT) James W. Atherton and AIRMAN (AMN) Rodney L. Thomas rem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

Members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron use a Cobra crane to remove an ACESII ejection seat from an F-15C Eagle aircraft

Members of the 57th Component Repair Squadron use a Cobra crane to rem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ronald D. McCormick observes and Sergeant (SGT) Mike W. Briery consults a manual as SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Tom W. Vessie facilitates the removal of an ACESII ejection seat from an F-15C Eagle aircraft by a Cobra crane.  The men are memb

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ronald D. McCormick observes and Sergeant (SGT) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Relea... more

A view of the rear ejection seat in the cockpit of a Swiss-made Pilatus PC-9 aircraft that is undergoing evaluation by a U.S. Army test board

A view of the rear ejection seat in the cockpit of a Swiss-made Pilatu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: R... more

San Antonio Air Logistics Center. Mike Grost, chief investigator at the Life Support Equipment Investigation Laboratory, and colleague James Dugan study a model to determine flaws in an aircraft ejection seat. Grost analyzes flight gear, clothing, life support equipment and aircraft parts to determine the cause of plane accidents in the interest of preventing future tragedies

San Antonio Air Logistics Center. Mike Grost, chief investigator at th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kelly Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Fernando Serna Release Status: Releas... more

A view of the Advanced Dynamic Anthromorphic Mannequin (ADAM). ADAM, which is designed to simulate and record human body responses during ejection from high-performance aircraft, will be used to test an experimental ejection seat at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M

A view of the Advanced Dynamic Anthromorphic Mannequin (ADAM). ADAM, w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Bob Price, Director of the Tactical Air Command's Training Systems Center, sits at the controls of an F-15E Eagle aircraft ejection seat trainer

Bob Price, Director of the Tactical Air Command's Training Systems Cen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Luke Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Donald Sutherland Release Status: R... more

GYSGT Vince Jones and LCPL Carl A. Forester install an ejection seat in a Marine Attack Squadron 332 (VMA-332) A-6E Intruder aircraft

GYSGT Vince Jones and LCPL Carl A. Forester install an ejection seat i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Damon E. Brooks Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

PFC Pedro White packs a seat pan for a plane's ejection seat in the life raft/seat pan shop

PFC Pedro White packs a seat pan for a plane's ejection seat in the li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Rick Ecker Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

PFC Pedro White packs a seat pan for a plane's ejection seat in the life raft/seat pan shop

PFC Pedro White packs a seat pan for a plane's ejection seat in the li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Rick Ecker Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) AIRMAN Frank Herbert, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) 1ST Class Darrell Kuntz perform corrosion control maintenance on the SJU-5A ejection seat in an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft. Both men are from Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147), embarked aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) during WestPac '93

Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) AIRMAN Frank Herbert...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Harold J. Walsh Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) AIRMAN Frank Herbert, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) 1ST Class Darrell Kuntz perform corrosion control maintenance on the SJU-5A ejection seat in an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft. Both men are from Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147), embarked aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) during WestPac '93

Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) AIRMAN Frank Herbert...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Harold J. Walsh Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aviation Machinist Electrician Third Class Shane Martinez, Miami, Florida, conducts a release check of an ejection seat for an EA-6B electronic counter measures Prowler

Aviation Machinist Electrician Third Class Shane Martinez, Miami, Flor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene C... more

STAFF SGT. Mark Emory and AIRMAN Ken Horn, 51st Fighter Wing, troubleshoot an ejection seat. The egress technicians play a vital role in ensuring wing pilots survive any potential bailouts, whether they be in peacetime or war. Exact Date Shot Unknown Published in AIRMAN Magazine September 1996

STAFF SGT. Mark Emory and AIRMAN Ken Horn, 51st Fighter Wing, troubles...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

Crew CHIEF A1C Edward Pogue assists F-15 Pilot, CPT Tim Coulon in snapping his ejection seat harness prior to an aerial mission. Both men are assigned to the 553rd Fighter Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base and are supporting the world's largest joint service, multi-national tactical air operations exercise

Crew CHIEF A1C Edward Pogue assists F-15 Pilot, CPT Tim Coulon in snap...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS '97 Base: Cannon Air Force Base State: New Mexico (NM) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

SSGT James Rutske (left) and SRA Kelly Roy, Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists, evaluate an x-ray image of an ejection seat initiator

SSGT James Rutske (left) and SRA Kelly Roy, Explosive Ordnance Disposa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eagle State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David W. Richards Release Status: Released to Pub... more

U.S. Marine Corps CPT Theodore S. Johnson, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Three One Four (VMFA-314), straps into the ejection seat of an F/A-18C Hornet during start-up and launch procedures for his next flight aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz and her embarked air wing nine (CVW-9) are operating in the Persian Gulf, enforcing UN sanction against Iraq by patrolling the no-fly zone under operation Southern Watch

U.S. Marine Corps CPT Theodore S. Johnson, assigned to Strike Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft Crew CHIEF assigned to the 74th Fighter Squadron (FS), 23rd Fighter Group (FG), Pope Air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina, removes an ACES II ejection seat, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

An A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft Crew CHIEF assigned to the 74th Fi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH 1998 Base: Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base State: Al Ahmadi Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Sce... more

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