09 July 2018

General (r) Stefan Danila, ex MIG 21 LanceR pilot: MIG supersonic pilots have a lot of reflexes, but catapulting is not one

Indira Crasnea

MIG supersonic pilots have a lot of reflexes, but catapulting is not one of these, declared on Sunday for Security and Defence Monitor and Mediafax, Air Force General Stefan Danila, ex Chief of General Staff of the Romanian Army Forces and ex pilot of MIG 21 LanceR.

Image source: Mediafax

[ Romanian Version HERE ]   “Catapulting is the hope that we all hang on! Less in the case of the supersonic pilots. They know time was running. Half second in which you are not interested anymore about what is happening with the plane. You cannot just believe that the wings betrayed you or that the engine is not helping anymore. At low altitude everything is reflex. And MIG pilots have a lot of reflexes, but catapulting is not one of these (…). Pilots, especially the [...]

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