Tom Mahan

Tie Club # 1552

“Long ago (Jan 9, 1974 – I believe) my pilot and I used two fine Martin-Baker products to exit a burning F-4E (tail number 70204) and left the seats somewhere in the jungles of northern Thailand.

The system worked exactly as advertised. I fell in the seat under the 5’ chute for several seconds from 20,000ft until the barometer activated. Seat separation was immediate and clean with little opening shock. The chute deployed nicely with no tears. I made the cut-four mod and steered for an open landing area. Seat kit released nicely about 50ft in the air when I punched it off just before landing. Chute collapsed immediately after I completed a parachute landing fall. No muss, no fuss! Great product!!!”

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