A new pilot ejection seat is tested at the Royal Aircraft establishment at Farnborough.
Produced by the T.R.E. Film Unit. Narrator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas. > 1946
Bombers in the sky. Dogfight. An aircraft crashes into the sea. The pilot is saved because he is wearing a parachute. Many men parachuting down from aircraft. A look back at how it was done in the early days. Jumping from a biplane. Royal Aircraft establishment at Farnborough.
Man gets into a Spitfire and wind machine is turned on. Speed gauge in C/U. Shows how the speed of a plane in flight affects how a man can bale out. Very difficult when plane travelling fast. High speed jet plane.
British scientist tests a new pilot ejection seat. He is propelled up a high tower. Shot from the seat as the scientist is lowered. Lots of men trying the seat. Bystanders laugh. Fully trained pilots involved in the trials. C/Us of the quick release devices. Martin Patent Training Rig.
Meteor Jet aircraft - Pilot Lynch makes first live pilot ejection test. Film of the jet taking off. First hood is jettisoned, then ejector seat is put into operation. He parachutes down to the ground.