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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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[[folder:Comic Strips]] * ''ComicStrip/StarFox'': It appears ''[[ComicBook/StarFox Arwings]]'' Arwings have something of a combination between this and the EscapePod.EscapePod. [[/folder]]
25th Aug '15 1:44:05 PM HeraldAlberich
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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.
25th Aug '15 1:23:02 PM HeraldAlberich
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' uses 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 before freezing, since SpaceIsCold. There was actually a plot the Darklighter comic which [[http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5131/blz10.jpg 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".
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' uses 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 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 [[http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5131/blz10.jpg hinged]] 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.
10th Jul '15 11:47:28 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/BigGame'', Oskari and Moore eject themselves from Air Force One cocpit to escape the explosion that's just about to blow submerged Air Force One to bits.
9th Jul '15 4:43:35 PM nombretomado
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* While most Variable Fighters in the ''{{Macross}}'' universe have standard ejection seats, the VF-25 ''Messiah'' from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is unique in that it doesn't have a seat, per se, but the pilots wear exoskeletons[=/=]mini-mecha (called EX-Gear) that dock with the cockpit. The pilot can then eject and fly away, even in outer space, using their own self-propelled EX-Gear, which has its own wings, thrusters, and limbs.
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* While most Variable Fighters in the ''{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' universe have standard ejection seats, the VF-25 ''Messiah'' from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is unique in that it doesn't have a seat, per se, but the pilots wear exoskeletons[=/=]mini-mecha (called EX-Gear) that dock with the cockpit. The pilot can then eject and fly away, even in outer space, using their own self-propelled EX-Gear, which has its own wings, thrusters, and limbs.
29th Jun '15 2:40:09 PM FuzzyBoots
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' semi-trailer truck, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb3b7UfcD5g Rhino]], sports a side ejection seat for the passenger side, which was functional in the toy.
29th Jun '15 2:17:58 PM tropechao999
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* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' has an ejection mechanism that fills the cockpit with foam and then ejects the foam ball with the pilot inside. This allows them to survive such events as crashing into pillars at 300 kph or falling off a track at skyscraper height. They did this to justify the heroes sideswiping cars off cliffs in a kid-friendly movie. This didn't save Rex Racer when his "Quick Save" system failed to deploy in a wreck. One of many reasons that his death was considered highly suspicious.
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* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' has an ejection mechanism that fills the cockpit with foam and then ejects the foam ball with the pilot inside. This allows them to survive such events as crashing into pillars at 300 kph or falling off a track at skyscraper height. They did this to justify the heroes sideswiping cars off cliffs in a kid-friendly movie.movie, not to mention make the whole sport more believable. This didn't save Rex Racer when his "Quick Save" system failed to deploy in a wreck. One of many reasons that his death was considered highly suspicious.

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* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' ** And most importantly, as in real life, ejecting has an ejection mechanism that fills the cockpit with foam a not-insignificant chance to kill or injure (from scrapes and then ejects the foam ball with the pilot inside. This allows them cuts to survive such events as crashing into pillars at 300 kph or falling off a track at skyscraper height. They did this broken bones to justify the heroes sideswiping cars off cliffs in being impaled on a kid-friendly movie. This didn't save Rex Racer when his "Quick Save" system failed to deploy in a wreck. One jagged piece of many reasons that his death was considered highly suspicious.metal).
29th Jun '15 2:02:12 PM Ambaryerno
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** The Japanese had no such compunctions against such actions, however, and were known to regularly gun down Allied pilots in their chutes. In at least one case, an American fighter came across one such Japanese pilot and, after engaging him in a brief fight, sufficiently crippled the aircraft that the Japanese pilot tried to bail out, but as payback for the helpless aircrew gunned down in their chutes the American fired a warning shot into the wing as he started to climb out of his cockpit. The Japanese pilot got the message, climbed back into his seat, and rode the plane the rest of the way down.
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