Ron Attwood

Enlist in the USAF Air National Guard

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WOW! Heard stories about bringing them home via refueling probe. This one is incredible! 
Thanks for sharing Gunter.

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Re: Pardo's Push.  Got to love this quote:

"Ironically, the U.S. Air Force leadership in Southeast Asia was so sensitive to combat losses during the war that Pardo was actually reprimanded for the loss of his F-4."

 

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It is remarkable that they were all hurt during the ejection (or the landing), even so it was a controlled ejection.

Ejection seats have improved quite a bit since then. Nowadays severe injuries as in that case are very rare, especially in a controlled ejection where you are not too fast and are able to adjust your position in the seat in time.

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Very good, watch the short landing sequence at about 1:00 minute in the video and you can almost feel the landing speed!

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