A T-38C has crashed about 60 miles west of Vance AFB, in Oklahoma. Vance is home to one of several pilot training units. From the wording of reports,
it appears there was only one pilot on board, and he successfully ejected.
Great to hear that the pilot got out okay. One of my major clients is the manufacturer of the ejection seat that saved that pilots life. In the 70 or
so years since their invention, they've saved something like 7,000 lives. They're an incredible bit of kit. They still do practise firings from a
couple of old Gloster Meteors that they use, l saw them only the other day in the hanger.
My uncle flew damn near every type of plane out of Vance and Tinker during his stint in the Air Force and Air National Guard. T 38 are those old
trainers, right? Another uncle was an aircraft mechanic at Tinker.
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