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BAIL-OUT - BALE-OUT


PLEASE NOTE THIS PAGE IS  ADDED TO ON AN IRREGULAR BASIS

This section of the website is dedicated to those aircrew who did not use ejection seats to egress from their aircraft. They used conventional bail outs using parachute and ripcord. Most were successful, for some the outcome was fatal. The performance dynamics of their aircraft made successful escape without mechanical assistance less certain. Assisted escape systems were needed to give the maximum  chance of survival.

 

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Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

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mission cause crashed
  On 14th October 1947 Lt. R. L. McKay had to make a precautionary landing due to high temperature in this same aircraft
 25th January 1948
[Caterpillar Club]

Lt. Robert Lewis. McKay
RCN
pilot bailed out OK RCN Hawker Sea Fury Mk.10 TF919 803 Sqn
Eglington
, Lough Foyle, County Down, Northern  Ireland
Test Flight Crashed off the Irish coast after loss of control in an inverted spin at Eglinton Off Irish Coast
  In this period the RCN was receiving supplies of the Sea Fury and Lt. McKay was probably flying test flights to get used to the new aircraft type before deliveries to Canada. FEEDBACK appreciated
Thanks to Dorel McKay for permission to use Photograph