Welcome back to our channel for a feature on the incredible engineering that goes into aircraft ejection seats and their ability to save the lives of pilots in damaged aircraft. Ejection seats on fighter jets save pilots' lives by ejecting them right before the jet is damaged or explodes. Would it make any differenence if the pilot tensed up all of their back muscles or otherwise tried to brace themselves or would that only worsen the chance of spinal injury? Maybe someone can design a type of back brace that would resist spinal compression and maybe redirect the force to the shoulder blades? Better to trash a shoulder than a spine is my thinking. How does the pilot get separation from the seat? Is it mechanical cutter, or explosive bolt? Curious about the process. Cause what you are safely strapped into (during flight) now has to remove itself from you, for survival. Using the ejection seat are there any rules of when you can't use it. Like if your jet is in a area where ejecting will allow the jet to crash in a populated area as the alternate choice of staying with your jet the chances of fewer people getting killed.