At its NBAA Convention press conference last week, Cessna showed video of its Scorpion light attack jet undergoing ejection seat testing. It's explosive footage. As I reported on my Twitter feed (@robertgoyer), Cessna plans to fly the Scorpion this year, a remarkably ambitious production schedule, and testing the seats is a critical step along that path.
The super slow-mo footage shows the seats going off, and it's dramatic stuff. It's hard not to think of what the experience would be if you were pulling the big red handle yourself.
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