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.

Matthew “Shaggy” Klemish

My sincere thanks to everyone at Martin-Baker, past and present, for making ejection seats that save lives.  On October 25, 1994, while on approach to USS Abraham Lincoln, we lost power in our left engine 8 to 10 seconds before landing and our F-14A subsequently departed from controlled flight.  I ejected at approximately 60 feet above sea level, rolling through 70 degree left angle of bank.

I was out of position for ejection when I grabbed the lower handle, so my head was pinned to my chest throughout the ejection sequence, which provided an excellent view of seat-man separation and parachute deployment.  The seat worked flawlessly.

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