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.

Jason “Boots” Winn

On 21 Nov 2001, I, along with three good friends, decided we had used up enough service life in the Marine Corps’ Grumman EA-6B Prowler (BUNO: 164403 – ICAP II Block 89A) and it was time to say good-bye.  I’m so grateful to Martin-Baker (and the VMAQ-1 Seat Shop Marines, led by GySgt Cornwall) that we were all able to fly your four seats to an open water rescue.  Rolling left and pitching nose down at ~500 knots, your seat worked “as advertised” (including the O2 in the seat pan; which, by the way, when bubbling inside a water-logged raft makes one think they are now in open ocean with a hole in their raft – my bad, not yours).  As a side note, it’s the seat pan tugging on, and slamming into, the bottom of the raft – not a shark – but I digress. I emerged with negligible injuries (minor cuts & scratches) after punching through the glass.

From Ejectee #5244, thanks Martin-Baker.

You guys are the epitome of “Semper Fi”.

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