Civilian on Fly-Along Accidentally Ejected from Fighter Jet

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My brother used to fly F-16s in the Air Force and I always wanted to do a fly-along. But I’m pretty sure he would have ejected me too because I totally would have given him a hard time. :slight_smile:

But this accident isn’t cool :confused:

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Way back on July 7, 1980, there was an airshow in Willow Grove PA and folks were allowed to climb into the planes. Unfortunately, a 7 year old boy was in the seat and pulled the ejection seat. It was supposed to have been disabled during the airshow but that was missed on someone’s check list. The boy was killed.

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Article doesn’t say it, but perhaps “soaring into the sky” and parachuting were a part of this attraction? :smiling_imp:

@Dawn… you should trust your brother… :joy:

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There is more to the story. After accidentally keying his mic the pilot was overheard singing the lyrics to Off We Go, Into the Wild Blue Yonder…

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“France” and “Fighter Jets” are an oxymoron.

[… all in fun now :innocent:]

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There’s an old joke about the British and French armies. The British wore red coats so other soldiers would not notice the blood if one was shot. The French wore brown pant’s for similar reasons. :rofl:

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