Ed McNair

Tie Club # 1552

“Thanks very much for your follow-through in the matter of my ejection tie…I suppose I never actually planned to have such a tie, but the fact is I would not be here today without the fabulous performance of the Martin-Baker H7 Ejection seat in my F4J Phantom. My last view of my aircraft that fateful day in January, 1979, was looking down between my knees as I rocketed out of the aircraft only to see half of an aircraft…the entire section aft of the rear cockpit was gone and the entire remainder was engulfed in flames…then a bit of tumbling and the stabilization of the drogue chute…I went out at 25,000 feet….The seat functioned perfectly….”

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