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In-Flight Ejection Seat Test Using the Aircrew Gliding Escape System (AGES) Parachute
Final rept. Oct 1984-Aug 1986
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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The objective of the Aircrew Gliding Escape System AGES Program is to develop a ram-air-inflated, gliding parachute wing for use in Navy aircrew escape systems. This report describes an in-flight ejection test conducted at the Naval Weapons Center on 23 October 1984 using the AGES parachute canopy in a Stencel SIIIS-3-ER ejection seat. The test was initiated at 500 knots equivalent airspeed KEAS at 5000 feet AGL 7500 feet MSL from the rear seat of the Centers YF-4 aircraft. The riser loads on the dummy were well within acceptable limits, and no damage occurred to the parachute or the seat system which was recovered by a separate parachute. U This report contains complete documentation of the test setup for the seat and parachute. In addition, copies of the test plan, abort criteria, and checklists are included. Keywords Ram-Air Parachute, Ejection Seat, Escape Systems.
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