United States Air Force

67 TFS
"Fighting Cocks"

18 FTW
Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle


21st June 1983

TDY to
Osan AB, S. Korea
Captain Jay K. "Hooker" Burton,



Ground Level Ejection

Tuesday 21st June 1983.

Temporary Duty at Osan AB, S. Korea to participate in exercise Cope Jade 83.

Captain Jay Burton experienced a hydraulic system malfunction which prevented extension of his left main gear. Captain Burton landed and attempted to engage the barrier/cable. Before engagement, the aircraft began to exit the runway at approximately 90 knots. At this point, Jay made the decision to eject using his ACES II ejection seat.



"Above is the patch, that the maintenance guys made for me after  the ejection"




Photographs and some extracts used in this Biography  were  provided thanks to the generosity of Jay K. Burton, Major, USAF (ret.)