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Old Sep 28, 2010, 8:04 AM   #1
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Default September 28, 2010: EJECT EJECT

EJECT EJECT

Photographed by William Gilson from Canada

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 8:32 AM   #2
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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whaaaaaat! that is an amazing capture. What timing!
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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William Gilson is a bit of an areal photo specialist with books published etc, so I would expect great work and this is great work!
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 11:50 AM   #5
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Fantastic. Would be nice to have the story that goes along with the photo on this one.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 2:12 PM   #6
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It was at a press event in Canada back in july. The plane was maybe 200 feet off the ground when it had engine failure. The pilot ejected, and was low enough that the chut did not squided on him.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 2:54 PM   #7
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squided? um, does that mean he is not ok?

I think that photo has to be the most fantastic one I've seen in a long time. Caught it just in time. One of the best I have seen on the todays photo, too.
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Squiding is when a round chut open, but with air pressure changes chut will normal collapse and open up again, like what a squid does before they jet off. So if you are about 700ft off the ground the chut may not have enough time to catch enough air to slow the fall. But at 200ft, the chut does not have time to squid. And does slow the fall.

I believe the CAF pilot was safe. There is allot of photos of this incident all over the net. Since it was a press event. It happen july of this year.
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here is (one of) the stories w/ more pics of the crash:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...terjet-crashes

And here is a video of the crash:

http://lasikportal.ru/view.php?video...e+jet+explodes


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He's all right. It was a spectacular crash, though; it's amazing that he survived it. And THAT is one incredible photo.
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