Ejection is among pilots’ most challenging tasks. The decision must be made suddenly, amid stress, without time for analysis. Even as rescue systems improve, ejection remains dangerous, and training for this task is limited. It cannot occur in actual conditions.
ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries (ETC-PZL) offers a solution. Egress Procedures Trainers enable pilots to train for the ejection procedures of specific aircraft. Advanced trainers allow the pilot to become accustomed to in-flight emergencies, choosing the right moment for ejection.
The trainer cockpit replicates specific aircraft. It is equipped with an ejection seat and high-level rescue equipment. In the advanced trainer, the cockpit is also equipped with basic control and navigation instruments to inform the pilot of flight safety parameters.
The instructor station is used for simulator operations, scenario preparation, exercise monitoring, recording and technical testing.
In order to successfully eject, the pilot must adopt the proper body position and start the system. If executed correctly, this pilot can avoid injuries caused by a high G-load. In the simulator, the pilot’s body position is controlled by sensors located in the seat. Once the system starts, all straps are retracted and the seat is ejected along metal guiderails. G-load during a simulated ejection can be set between 3 to 10 Gs.
ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries offers Egress Procedure Trainers for trainer aircraft TS-11 Iskra and PZL-130 Orlik, and also for combat aircraft, including a trainer for F–16C/D. These simulators are used by air forces of Poland and other countries.