7 June 2009
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Q.Who invented the ejector seat?
A.Irishman James Martin invented the ejector seat in 1945. By the time of his death in 1981, his invention had already saved over 4,700 lives.
Q. WHAT NATIONALITY WAS THE FIRST PILOT TO BE SAVED BY AN EJECTOR SEAT?
A.German test pilot, Helmut Schenk, was the first to be saved by an ejector seat. He escaped from an iced up Heinkel He 280 jet fighter on 13 Jan 1942.
Q.Do they have ejector seats on helicopters
A.Some helicopters have ejector seats. When the ejector seat is activated, the helicopter first disposes of its rotor. It then fires the seat upwards.