Do you maintain a Martin-Baker ejection seat? We have immense pride in the maintainers working on our seats around the world – due to your hard work, dedication and skill in servicing our ejection seats, Martin-Baker can proudly say that the lives of over 7,600 pilots have been saved.

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Maintainer Stories

If you’re a maintainer of a Martin-Baker ejection seat, or have been at some point in your lifetime, we would love to hear your story and publish it on this page of testimonials dedicated to you and your hard work. As a token of our appreciation, we would also like to offer you a Martin-Baker Maintainers Coin when your story is published below.

Fred Parker

Pictured here are a group of retired AME’s removing the last F-14 ejection seat from a static display at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Pictured are myself Fred Parker, Leslie Maynard, and Dale Klein. Operating the crane is Scott Barefoot.

Josh Smith

I was an F/A-18 Hornet Avionics technician in the U.S. Navy. In that line of work, the seat was not my focus but it was always respected. We all knew the importance of a system such as that, in that it cannot fail and needs to be treated with respect. Fast forward years later, I…

Brian Mathewson

My story On the Maintenance of Ejection Seats on the Hawk Aircraft. During my career in The Royal Air Force I served in the Ejection Seat Bay at RAF Valley. In 1981 to 1983 on the 10B1 10B2 Hawk aircraft T1 seats. Then in December 1996 as a civilian my career changed to the BRAMA…

Adrian Ramos

My name is Adrian Ramos. I am an AME3 currently stationed in VAQ-129 soon to transfer to VFA-103. Going into boot camp I had no clue what the AME rate was even about. I didn’t know until A school that it was about ejection seats. It was a bit intimidating at first but once i…

Mark Bean

During my time as Weapons Technician in the Royal Air Force, I had the opportunity to maintain numerous variants of Ejection Seats including the Mk10a (Tornado GR1 and F3) & Mk10b (Hawk). As a member of a dedicated team of committed professionals, our ultimate objective was: Life-Preservation. This became all but too apparent when 2…

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