New Device Improves Fighter Pilot Excretion

F111 fuel dump

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“Where do fighter pilots traveling faster than the speed of sound go when they really need to “go”?

“Until recently, the answer has been: into a bag.

“But it’s not a great solution. “Piddle packs” — heavy-duty bags containing absorbent sponges — have been blamed for at least two crashes over the years, and they’re not always tidy.

“A few years ago, after enduring years of complaints from pilots, the Air Force let it be known that it was looking for an answer.

“A small medical equipment development company in Milton, Vermont answered the call.”

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