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.

Mike Krenek

I earned entry into the Martin-Baker Tie Club in July 1976 when our F4D had a flight control malfunction as we were taking off from RAF Lakenheath. We had not even cleared the end of the runway when I ejected the pilot and myself. It was a close call, but both of your seats in our fighter worked to perfection. Thank you!

Although I used the handles above my head, I was able to retrieve the other lower handle, as well as the MacDonald Douglass aircraft placard, from the wreckage collected by the safety investigation team. Photo enclosed.

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