June 2011 – Continuing on from Part 1, Paul has found a new Australian aviation event to now market and it will most likely be back in 2012 – bigger and better. I think this kind of display can only grow and become popular. It is unique and enables people to get a hands on feel for aircraft.
Here we see more of my review of the day.
A K-36 Russian designed and built ejection seat is fitted to the Su-22. This seat is designed much better i believe, than simialrUS ejection seats as the Russians gave better thought to head protection, leg protection and firing handle location/pulling procedures. I am guessing the ideal future ejection seat could see a US/Russian design team working together.. now that the Cold War has ended for most.
I would like to thank Paul, his wife, their kids and his mates for “putting up” with us collectors at their home for the day. Also a special thanks to Steve for the much appreciated lift across town. I look forward to CF-A 2012.