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15th May '16 11:33:25 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In "Die Me, Dichotomy", Aeryn Sun ejects from her Prowler after it's damaged, but she's coming down over a frozen lake. Thanks to the retro-rockets it uses instead of a parachute, the seat melts through the ice, and thanks to a JammedSeatbelt, Aeryn can't get free in time.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In "Die Me, Dichotomy", Aeryn Sun ejects from her Prowler after it's damaged, but she's coming down over a frozen lake. lake. Thanks to the retro-rockets it uses instead of a parachute, the seat melts through the ice, and thanks to a JammedSeatbelt, JammedSeatbelts, Aeryn can't get free in time.



* Used for great hilarity in ''Series/RedDwarf''. In the episode SDRAWKCAB Rimmer is conducting the shuttle pilot exam for new crew member Kryten. He instructs Kryten to start the spacecraft and fly it through the cargo bay doors into space. Kryten presses several buttons, which is then followed by a loud "whooshing" sound as Rimmer's ejector seat actives. Rimmer then does it to himself in "Stoke Me A Clipper".

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* Used for great hilarity in ''Series/RedDwarf''. In the episode SDRAWKCAB Rimmer is conducting the shuttle pilot exam for new crew member Kryten. He instructs Kryten to start the spacecraft and fly it through the cargo bay doors into space. Kryten presses several buttons, which is then followed by a loud "whooshing" sound as Rimmer's ejector seat actives. Rimmer then does it to himself in "Stoke Me A Clipper".
15th May '16 11:32:10 AM JackG
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* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', [[spoiler: Aeryn]] is ejected in one of these, with [[MeaningfulFuneral disastrously heart-breaking]] results.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', [[spoiler: Aeryn]] is ejected "Die Me, Dichotomy", Aeryn Sun ejects from her Prowler after it's damaged, but she's coming down over a frozen lake. Thanks to the retro-rockets it uses instead of a parachute, the seat melts through the ice, and thanks to a JammedSeatbelt, Aeryn can't get free in one of these, with [[MeaningfulFuneral disastrously heart-breaking]] results.time.



* Used for great hilarity in ''Series/RedDwarf''. In the episode SDRAWKCAB Rimmer is conducting the shuttle pilot exam for new crew member Kryten. He instructs Kryten to start the spacecraft and fly it through the cargo bay doors into space. Kryten presses several buttons, which is then followed by a loud "whooshing" sound as Rimmer's ejector seat actives.
** Rimmer does it to himself in "Stoke Me A Clipper".

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* Used for great hilarity in ''Series/RedDwarf''. In the episode SDRAWKCAB Rimmer is conducting the shuttle pilot exam for new crew member Kryten. He instructs Kryten to start the spacecraft and fly it through the cargo bay doors into space. Kryten presses several buttons, which is then followed by a loud "whooshing" sound as Rimmer's ejector seat actives. \n** Rimmer then does it to himself in "Stoke Me A Clipper".
17th Apr '16 9:12:42 PM ConnorDavisMurphy
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* ''Webcomic/TheWorldIsFlat'' plays with this [[http://theworldisflatcomics.tumblr.com/post/125708459258/last-comic-of-the-summer here.]]
6th Apr '16 7:53:20 PM bombadil211
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* The original ''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' film shows what happens with a military jet ejector seat: both pilot and RIO eject safely after the plane is critically damaged, but they were flying at relatively slow speeds[[labelnote:*]]Despite trying to dodge a missile, they weren't flying very fast: they were trying to outmanuever it, and the aerial acrobatics required relatively low speed to limit G force[[/labelnote]]. When their parachutes pop, the chairs themselves fall away, broadcasting a distress signal back to home base. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself.

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* The original ''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' film shows what happens with an ejection sequence in quite a military jet ejector seat: both bit of detail: once the handle is pulled, straps pull the pilot and RIO eject safely after [=RIO's=] legs tight against their seats (to avoid anything getting caught on anything), charges go off, igniting the plane is critically damaged, but they were flying at relatively slow speeds[[labelnote:*]]Despite trying to dodge a missile, they weren't flying very fast: they were trying to outmanuever it, rockets, and the aerial acrobatics required relatively low speed to limit G force[[/labelnote]]. When when their parachutes pop, the chairs themselves fall away, broadcasting a distress signal back to home base. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself., but they were flying at relatively slow speeds[[labelnote:*]]Despite trying to dodge a missile, they weren't flying very fast: they were trying to outmanuever it, and the aerial acrobatics required relatively low speed to limit G force[[/labelnote]]. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself.
2nd Apr '16 4:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CommandAndConquerGenerals'' has some US pilots parachute out of their downed planes. Strangely enough, telling them to join a vehicle gives the vehicle the pilot's VeteranUnit status, no matter how many wings it doesn't have.



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14th Feb '16 12:24:19 PM Geoduck
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** Rimmer does it to himself in "Stoke Me A Clipper".
15th Nov '15 5:08:51 PM ultimomant
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** In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Bond is being chased and running out of road, so he ejects and lands safely on the street above.
29th Oct '15 6:40:28 AM cybertoy0
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** In another comic, Mr. Weatherbee decides to take a break in the shop class, where the students have been constructing pieces of an airplane. We next see Jughead reporting that 'The Bee' has hit the ceiling, and because he sat on an ejector seat, that was NotAHyperbole.
21st Oct '15 8:57:02 AM StFan
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* It appears ''[[ComicBook/StarFox Arwings]]'' have something of a combination between this and the EscapePod.


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* ''ComicStrip/StarFox'': It appears Arwings have something of a combination between this and the EscapePod.
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25th Aug '15 1:44:05 PM HeraldAlberich
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[[quoteright:350:[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eject.jpg]]]]

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--> '''Old Fred:''' *as Ringo goes flying* "That's the panic button."

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--> '''Old Fred:''' *as ''[as Ringo goes flying* "That's flying]'' That's the panic button."



* ''Film/IronMan'' [[spoiler:saves a pilot who was pursuing him after the pilot is forced to eject. After damage to the fighter jet]], the ejection seat is damaged, and the chute won't deploy. Tony uses the armor's strength to pull the lever hard enough to unjam it.

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* ''Film/IronMan'' ''Film/IronMan1'' [[spoiler:saves a pilot who was pursuing him after the pilot is forced to eject. After damage to the fighter jet]], the ejection seat is damaged, and the chute won't deploy. Tony uses the armor's strength to pull the lever hard enough to unjam it.



* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' and ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' use this a lot more than the films, so that people can and do survive that way. Sometimes, however, the ejector seat malfunctions, sometimes the canopy doesn't open. Both the successful and the tragic versions happen in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', both books and comics. With the mag-con field active over their flight suits, pilots can survive for something like ten minutes[[note]]varying by species; Piggy the Gamorrean can last a lot longer[[/note]] before freezing, since SpaceIsCold. There was actually a plot in the Darklighter comic which hinged on [[http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1857/blz11.jpg ejecting]] in better suits while their modified [=TIEs=] got shot down. Averted with the [[MookMobile TIE Fighters]], which are well known among the ''Franchise/StarWars'' community for NOT having ejector seats, among other things, which is used as an example of how TheEmpire doesn't give a fig about its, well, anything. [[WeHaveReserves They have reserves]]. ''Starfighters of Adumar'' relates a humorous tale in which a pilot made a crash-landing on a moon in his Y-Wing. He lived, but his ejector seat malfunctioned, launching him with enough force to escape the low gravity. They collected him, but he got saddled with the name "Ejector Darpin". The ejection seats on a gunship are weaponized by Mace Windu in ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''; to capture the ship, he simply activates the seats with the Force and watches the crew go sailing away.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' and ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' use this a lot more than the films, so that people can and do survive that way. Sometimes, however, the ejector seat malfunctions, sometimes the canopy doesn't open. Both the successful and the tragic versions happen in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', both books and comics. With the mag-con field active over their flight suits, pilots can survive for something like ten minutes[[note]]varying by species; Piggy the Gamorrean can last a lot longer[[/note]] before freezing, since SpaceIsCold. Most space battles involving a StandardSciFiFleet include shuttles that fly around rescuing ejected pilots. There was is actually a plot in the Darklighter ''Darklighter'' comic which hinged hinges on [[http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1857/blz11.jpg ejecting]] in better suits while their modified [=TIEs=] got get shot down. Averted with the [[MookMobile TIE Fighters]], which are well known among the ''Franchise/StarWars'' community for NOT having ejector seats, among other things, which is used as an example of how TheEmpire doesn't give a fig about its, well, anything. [[WeHaveReserves They have reserves]]. ''Starfighters of Adumar'' relates a humorous tale in which a pilot made a crash-landing on a moon in his Y-Wing. He lived, but his ejector seat malfunctioned, launching him with enough force to escape the low gravity. They collected him, but he got saddled with the name "Ejector Darpin". The ejection seats on a gunship are weaponized by Mace Windu in ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''; to capture the ship, he simply activates the seats with the Force and watches the crew go sailing away.



--> '''Harm:''' "Punching out is the last thing a pilot ever wants to do. People think you get in trouble, pull the magic handle, and float safely to the ground? Every time you punch out you end up an inch shorter."

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--> '''Harm:''' "Punching -->'''Harm:''' Punching out is the last thing a pilot ever wants to do. People think you get in trouble, pull the magic handle, and float safely to the ground? Every time you punch out you end up an inch shorter."



* In real life, 20% of aircraft ejections result in the pilot sustaining career-ending injuries, such as death. Also, 100% of aircraft ejections result in the pilot losing several inches of height, due to the sudden compression of being flung out of your plane at anywhere from 12 to 22 Gs (depending on what ejection seat your plane was equipped with). Most air forces impose a career limit on the number of ejections permissible (and that limit is usually one) before it's desk job city for you. Indeed pilots don't eject at the first hint of trouble, either. Considerable effort if first put into ''slowing the aircraft'' because at supersonic or just plain fast speeds the wind the pilot is slamming into could possibly rip the mask off of a pilot's face and ram the air down his esophagus, [[{{Squick}} inflating his stomach like a balloon]], which makes simply impacting the ground sans parachute sound like a better option. Slowing down to a more reasonable speed to eject into is a good idea, if you can do it. A 200 mph wind is about the fastest nature throws at us. 600 mph is ''unnatural''. The conventional wisdom among pilots is to eject only if not ejecting ''will'' kill you.

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* In real life, 20% of aircraft ejections result in the pilot sustaining career-ending injuries, such as death. Also, 100% of aircraft ejections result in the pilot losing several inches of height, due to the sudden compression of being flung out of your plane at anywhere from 12 to 22 Gs (depending on what ejection seat your plane was equipped with). Most air forces impose a career limit on the number of ejections permissible (and that limit is usually one) before it's desk job city for you. Indeed pilots don't eject at the first hint of trouble, either. Considerable effort if is first put into ''slowing the aircraft'' because at supersonic or just plain fast speeds the wind the pilot is slamming into could possibly rip the mask off of a pilot's face and ram the air down his esophagus, [[{{Squick}} inflating his stomach like a balloon]], which makes simply impacting the ground sans parachute sound like a better option. Slowing down to a more reasonable speed to eject into is a good idea, if you can do it. A 200 mph wind is about the fastest nature throws at us. 600 mph is ''unnatural''. The conventional wisdom among pilots is to eject only if not ejecting ''will'' kill you.
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