Boy: John Adams John Quincy Adams Quincy Jones
Frazz: You know, when a fighter pilot ejects, it essentially ends his career.
Boy: It should be an option.
That’s what happened to poor Goose.
Never heard of an ejecting pilot ending his or her career before.
Ejecting = career end is not true unless the reason for the ejection is a MAJOR screwup.
You eject to save your life if you can’t recover the plane.
Quincy, M.E..(Not to be confused with Quincy, ME.)
Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy.
Getting killed ends your career, too!
I love that picture. He lost a shoe. :)
I’d imagine losing million$ of dollar$ of aircraft might crimp your career a little.
How many planes did John McCain go thru during his career in the US Navy? It still worked out OK for him!
Well, those fighter jets aren’t cheap…
When a soldier looses his rifle, the Army charges him $85. That’s why in the Navy, the captain goes down with the ship.
A successful ejection would make it harder for the inquiry board to blame “pilot error.”
Rasheda JonesAngie Tribeca
Sometimes you lose your life, not your career. An old friend from high school had a flameout while on maneuvers in Florida. He could not get the engine started again, and had to eject. Unfortunately, the plane was headed straight for base housing at the time, so he stayed with it long enough to change course so it wouldn’t harm the families living there. When they found the aircraft, the ejection levers had been released, but it was too late and Frank was killed in the crash. He died a hero, but that wasn’t much comfort to his widow or his widowed mother.
A not very impressive logo change. Just a version of a capital “N”.
I can think of one instance where a pilots career wasn’t ended after a bailout. Neil Armstrong crashed on his test flight of a Lunar Landing simulator. He eventually landed on the Moon.
July 31, 2013