10 Exciting Facts Of The Life Of Fighter Pilots

In this article, you will learn the 10 appealing facts regarding fighter pilots that you probably don’t know:

1. In general, a fighter pilot soars at a height of 30,000-40,000 feet.

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2. The physical condition of a fighter pilot is of supreme significance as the standards needed for this special and high profile job are really high.

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3. The regular flying hours of a fighter pilot is approximately 200-300 hours on an annual basis.

The number remains more or less the same for all the air forces of the world. It might look a bit less when compared to average flying hours of transport or helicopter pilots but it is so because the fighter aircraft require high maintenance hours per hour of flight.

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4. To turn out to be a fighter pilot, one must be good in subjects such as Physics and Mathematics.

In the training period as well, they experience a lot of examinations and the majority of their time goes in studies.

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5. Sabiha Gökçen was the globe’s first female fighter pilot.

Sabiha Gökçen was a Turkish aviator, who at 23, turned out to be the first female fighter pilot.

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6. They experience a gravitational force as high as 9-G while flying at soaring heights that turns their job very tricky.

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7. The fighter pilots put on a special suit named as the G-Suit to embark upon the speeding up force.

The G-Suit stops this state by applying exterior pressure on the legs, therefore, limiting the drainage of blood from the brain.

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8. Fighter pilots who gun down around 5 rival aircraft are called ‘Flying Ace’.

Erich Hartmann, a German fighter pilot during Second World War, is acknowledged to be a top-notch flying ace in the record of aerial rivalry and is praised for destroying 352 allied aircraft.

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9. They get properly trained to eject out of the plane in case the aircraft gets smashed and is going to crash.

The expulsion is the final thing a pilot would wish to carry out, however, when they have no option left, they eject out of the plane to rescue.

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10. All fighter pilots boast of sidearm while flying that is usually a revolver or a handgun.

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It is provided to them for self-protection in aggressive circumstances.

by Vijay Singh | Thu, May 03 - 05:24 PM

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