EJECTION SEAT SAFETY
"Respect the Seat." Think of this motto every time you get in and out of a T-6A or any other
ejection seat airplane. Ejection seat and canopy fracturing system (CFS) safety is absolutely
paramount during ground operations. If unintentionally or improperly fired, results could easily
be fatal. Take extra care to ensure you and those around you never compromise ejection seat
Figure 4-2 The Martin-Baker Ejection Seat
Upon initially opening the canopy, ensure all safety pins (ejection seat and CFS) are installed, per
the NATOPS checklist, and verbally confirm with your instructor. Never enter or exit the
airplane without the ejection seat safety pins installed. With the pin(s) removed, always be
conscious of the ejection handle. Do not rest your hands on the ejection handle and never allow
any equipment, such as kneeboards, checklists, and approach plates to interfere with it.
Remember, "Respect the Seat."