|Project: Get Out and Walk|
|Royal Canadian Air Force||6 STR OTU Cold Lake||
9th June 19665
|Flg. Off. Garry Sanderson|
Youhave my delighted permission to use any material that you wish, and I would be happy to provide any details about my own experience and give you whatever help I can with the overall project.
Therewere one or two names not spelled correctly-I suspect that working with old records, it can be difficult to decipher some of the information after 40-odd years.
What the records may not say concerning my ejection
is that it was my first solo on type, and the engine failed, (probably
as a result of trying to digest something it wasn't designed to handle)
in final turn. My chute opened at about treetop height, (belatedly, as I
had a death grip on the D handle, and didn't let go until the
still-attached seat bashed me in the head to indicate that it might be a
good idea to do so). I still have the D handle tucked away somewhere,
gathering dust, along with the slightly scorched handle from the control
column. My wife has long since discarded the bent and twisted turbine
blades that were kept because, "Someday I'll make knives out of these".
Garry Sanderson, 27th October 2005
|9th June 1965||
|CF‑104||104725||6 STR OTU Cold lake||Pilot lost control due to undetermined technical malfunction on final approach||
F/0 G.W. Sanderson