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Volume 9, Number 8 August 3, 2008     

‘Small’ seat cushion makes huge difference for F-22 pilots

There’s a seemingly small feature of the United States Air Force’s F-22A fighter jet that’s making a difference in F-22 pilots’ ability to pull high G’s and to fly long sorties — the Oregon Aero® APECS® I Ejection Seat Cushion.

The highly engineered APECS® I Cushion provides comfort, impact protection and durability under the extreme conditions of flying up to Mach 2.0 and altitudes of up to 60,000 feet, not to mention the extreme aerobatic maneuvers on display at EAA AirVenture 2008. The cushion’s design shifts the seat occupant’s hips and pelvis into the ideal sitting position, eliminating pain and "hot spots" usually associated with long hours in the seat.

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