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Ejection Tie Club

Here at Martin-Baker, we run an exclusive club that unifies all pilots whose lives we’ve helped save: life membership of the Ejection Tie Club is confined solely to those who have emergency ejected from an aircraft using a Martin-Baker ejection seat, which has thereby saved their life.

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Lt. Col. Richard Fairlamb USAF

“49 YEARS, and counting…..since the “Martin-Baker Magical Chair” lifted me out of a dying Phantom II in Southern Laos—the Ides of March, 1968 (the 15th)—and your lovely British “silk” let me down……onto the tops of 250’ jungle canopy trees. In fact, good ‘ole F-4C #63-7701 blew up, BEFORE I hit the trees, and before it even hit the ground!!!

I made it down out of the trees… and walked on the ground in Laos for a couple of hours… and left them my “Bone Dome”!

The picture is an actual photo of me and 2 of my 3 “hooch-mates” in the living quarters at Cam Rahn Bay AB, RVN, on the evening of my return from being picked up by “Jolly Green” HH-3 (Sikorsky) helicopter in Laos. A LOOOONG, COOL ONE was the order of the day (or, evening!).

Thank YOU!, Sir James…..and all your great Martin-Baker employees …… for giving me 49 more years of LIFE, since that day.”

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