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Helicopter HELP Required ???

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Malta's civil helicopter service, which operates between the islands of Gozo and Malta, has to be replaced due to stricter safety regulations being enforced by the EU and Brussels.

The problem is finding a supplier of ejector seats specifically for helicopters :confused:

Any help would be appreciated

Many thanks - Oldie
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Originally posted by Paquadez:
No, Oldie: I think you are onto something, here!

Now I gather (from one of my dearest chums, ex Fleet Air Arm), who reckons that choppers are the most dangerous form of transportation ever invented!) that choppers are somewhat unsafe!

So, how about an ejector seat THAT EJECTS YOU DOWNWARDS!

The downside :)rolleyes: :rolleyes: ) is, that if you are too near the ground, then tough $hit!

Still, one can't have everything in this life, heh?

:D :D
Wait a minute here...I've got an idea....not too long ago I read a couple articles about the US Air Force doing experiments with fixed wing rotorcraft hybrids....kind like on The Sixth Day but without the cool transformer aspect. Anyway, supposedly, the jet engine for the regular fixed wing mode doubles as a motor for the rotor by diverting the stream from the back into two separate exits at the tip of both rotors, facing opposite directions to get the rotation effect. Now, if they can supposedly lock a rotor into a fixed position with enough resistance that it can be used as a fixed wing...couldn't they can design a locking rotor that has a saftey mechanism that makes it lock in place in the event of mechanical failure, making it possible for the cockpit to have a normal ejection seat?

If that's too mechanically difficult, I'll one-up Paq's idea. Forward diagonally ejecting seats, eliminates some of the speed of the descent, while assuring that the chopper doesn't fall on top of you. :p
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