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Practice Makes Prudent: Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Shares F-16 Ejection Experience

Despite flying planes for decades now, COL (R) Charles “Chuck” Toplikar did not always envision himself as a pilot. In fact, he’d go as...

Military Appreciation Month: Lessons Learned from an F-15 Ejection at 2000 Feet

Peter “Shadow” Ford, Requirements & Capabilities Director for Raytheon Missiles & Defense, found his passion the first time he flew in an airplane. In...

The Evolution of Ejection Seat Criteria for Warfighter Safety

Having to eject from an aircraft is never a warfighter’s first choice, but it can be a life-saving decision that needs to be made in a split-second. The...