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man, the other day i was talking to my flight lead about the worst way to die, and that's definetly in the top ten, possibly 5.

 

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man, the other day i was talking to my flight lead about the worst way to die, and that's definetly in the top ten, possibly 5.

 

S!

 

 

Man...besides what, getting gnawed to death by a rabid badger? Nope, they were fully conscious and fighting to get out...read any of the accounts about the corrections that came out of that tragedy and some of the changes were shocking as in "how did the program ever consider that?" and some of the work was unfortunately rushed due to the nature of the Space Race, something that so few people remember was far more than national pride at stake.

 

But their sacrifice directly contributed to changes that are still in place today and no doubt have kept other brave volunteers alive

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the top five were:

1- drowning

2- suffocating

3- big boom, small room

4- bad ejector seat, downwards victory roll at mach 2

5- bleeding to death

 

I suppose the "burned alive/suffocated in space capsule" fits into "suffocating" and "big boom, small room".

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How about

 

1. Ex-Wife

2. Burning to death

3. Rabid Badger v. your private parts

4. Iron Maiden (you know the casket with spikes, not the band)

5. lip-locking with Elton John

5a. lightsaber (because to finally see one, and then it kills you would totally suck)

 

PS...I have drowned before, its not really as scary as you might think...

Edited by sparkomatic

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I don't like water unless I'm drinking it or it's cooling an engine.

 

#3 sounds bad

#5 would suck, and #5a would REALLY "suck".

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I don't like water unless I'm drinking it or it's cooling an engine.

 

#3 sounds bad

#5 would suck, and #5a would REALLY "suck".

 

 

And 1, 2, and 4 are OK then? Please wait here...

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And 1, 2, and 4 are OK then? Please wait here...

 

Actually, any of the above will beat the reality most of us will face. Struggling for another breath or rotting with cancer in a drawn out losing fight. Most of the aviators that I know who have met their fate already, I remember as young, strapping, fearless, and full of life who went their merry way doing what they loved. My family will remember me as the shrunken hulk on a bed and not the character with balls of brass that spit in the eye of the Soviet Bear every day armed with a camera. Hard to define good luck and bad luck on these terms!

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I'd rather die in a plane than in a hospital bed, to tell the truth...

 

AND NO, I DO NOT NEED DEMONSTRATIONS OF #s 1,2 AND 4.

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