Alberto Gagliardi

Tie Club # 1552

“On September 28, 1969 two Aermacchi MB326 had a mid air collision and crashed into the Adriatic Sea. All four pilots saved their life thanks to the perfect operation of their Martin-Baker MK-4 ejection seats.

I am one of those pilots, and exactly fifty years later, to day September 28, 2019, I wish to express once again my true appreciation and gratitude primarily to the founders Sir James Martin and Captain Valentine Baker and also to all the staff of Martin-Baker family business . Since 1946 with their intelligence and work they have contributed to save thousands of pilot lives.

One particular thank comes also from my daughter that was born in the same day 29 years later.”

Former Fl. Lt. Alberto Gagliardi

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