Pilot Ejection Protector

Another new addition to the museum is a protector that a pilot would put over his head when ejecting from his jet.

It is made of a thick canvas like material and has two loops at the front. The idea is that the pilot places the "cap" over his flying helmet and holds on to the loops prior to ejecting. By holding on to the loops the pilot ensures that his arms are folded in closely to his body to avoid any danger of them catching as he ejects.

I have assumed that the pilot would be male as the protector is dated 1963 and I'm quite sure that there weren't any female fighter pilots at that time.

Thank you Ricky for being the model.


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