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                    PART IV - EMERGENCY HANDLING

          or seat pan firing handle is pulled, ejection following one
AL1       second later.  (See para. 101(b)).
    (c)  After ejection, the drogue gun will fire automatically.

    (d)  If ejection takes place above 10,000 ft. automatic separa-
         tion will not occur until that height is reached.  If
         ejection takes place at or below 10,000 ft. automatic
         separation will occur within 3 seconds.

    (e)  If the automatic system fails to operate after ejection,
         proceed as follows:-
         (i)   When forward speed is sufficiently low, discard the
               face screen and disconnect the main oxygen tube
               from the seat.

         (ii)  Pull the override D-ring to isolate the parachute
               auto device.
         (iii) Operate the harness quick release.
         (iv)  Disengage the seat restraining straps.
         (v)   Lift the flap over the rip-cord D-ring and grasp the
         (vi)  Push clear of the seat and pull the rip-cord handle.

   (f)   The minimum recommended heights for safe ejection in
         straight and level flight at speeds above 120 knots are:-
         Mk.2H seat

             60 ft./sec. gun                200 ft.
             80 ft./sec. gun                100 ft.
         Mk.3H seat

             80 ft./sec. gun                100 ft.
    103. Ditching
    (a)  Model tests of a clean aircraft indicate that a ditching
         in any but ideal conditions would be very hazardous.
    (b)  It is recommended, therefore, that except in calm sea and
         air conditions combined with good visibility, the pilot
         should abandon the aircraft rather than attempt a


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