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.

To search our collection of Ejectee testimonials please enter information in the below search bar. If you have an Ejection story of your own that you’d like to share with us to be shown on this page, please forward to information@martin-baker.co.uk.

Mickey Brown

“I ejected near Jacksonville, Florida, USA, on 8 June 1964 while leading a Gunnery training flight of replacement pilots getting initial check-out in the F8 Crusader aircraft. I was quite startled during early climb to note the prominent red “FIRE” light, shortly followed by a tremendous shudder and violent uncontrolled flight: tight negative “g” left rolls.

Finally was able to get a little positive load so that my head was not pushing against the canopy and I was more or less down against the seat and got out of there at about 430 knots and 2300 feet. Short and interesting ride down what with the torn ‘chute panel and high winds, but missed the tall trees. I placated the bull I’d nearly landed on and was so thankful that Martin-Baker had come through for me (an ejection is such a personal thing!).”

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