• TRAINING. Pay attention to your refresher training and pre-flight briefs; they can save your life.
  • PROPER SLEEP AND NUTRITION. Both can positively or negatively affect your ability to handle G forces.
  • MAKE THE EJECTION DECISION. You need to punch out of an out-of-control aircraft that is under 10,000 feet.
  • DON'T PANIC. Taking a moment to get in the proper ejection position saved both pilots from worse injuries.
  • NEVER GIVE UP. As life support experts said, "If your parachute doesn't deploy, you have the rest of your life to make it work."
-- Mike Hainsey and Plato Rhyne