#1128: Pilout

Before pulling an ejection handle on his seat, a pilot should have his chin elevated by a few degrees, the back of his head forced against the headrest, his elbows tucked into his sides, his back pressed against the seat and his heels firmly on the floor.

Today’s invention is a flying suit, boots and helmet combination which comes equipped with a set of strong tapes firmly attached. These are fed through the headrest, floor and seat back before takeoff and each is attached to a small motor. The tapes would be very lightweight but ultra-strong and lightly attached to the flying suit exterior by breakable threads, so as to ensure no snagging on cockpit interior switches etc.

When the ejection handle is pulled, the motors rapidly retract the tapes, forcing the pilot into the safest possible configuration before ‘punching out.’

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