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Ejections are a popular and dramatic component in adventure stories portrayed in magazines, comics, novels, T.V. programmes and cinematic films. This small listing represents a sample selection. Please feel free to add to the list - and you'll receive and acknowledgement for your efforts. It is also included to eliminate fictional ejectees from the historic factual listings.

CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS

various episodes to identify


Captain Scarlet

Captain Blue


Destiny Angel ejects from her Falcon

THE PRISONER
Episode 6

Many Happy Returns
[Patrick McGoohan]
No. 6 is "ejected" back onto the island
THE HUNTERS

1958

Film with Korean War as the backdrop. - more details needed

I think Robert Mitchum ejects from a Sabre - he played the part of Major Cleve Saville - although it might have been  Lt. Abbott (Lee Phillips)
I'll need to rewatch the film when I re-locate it

 

TOP GUN

1986


Lt. (j.g.) Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw
[Anthony Edwards]

Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
[Tom Cruise]
Goose and Maverick eject from an F-14 Tomcat assigned to the Top Gun School. Goose strikes the canopy and is fataly injured
RED DWARF Ace Rimmer
[Chris Barrie]
 is ejected in style during episode ???.
PEUGOT Advert more details needed
INDEPENDENCE
DAY

1996

Captain Steven "Eagle" Hiller
[Will Smith]
ejects from an F-18 after an encounter with an Alien Craft
James Bond incidents still to be listed
GOLDFINGER a surprised passenger is "ejected" from the seat in James Bond's specially adapted Aston Martin
   
GOLDEN EYE

1995


James Bond
[Pierce Brosnan]

Natalya Simonova
[Izabella Scorupco]
 eject from a Tiger Helicopter moments before its destruction
 
   
   
DIE HARDER

DIE HARD II

1990

John McLane
[Bruce Willis]
zero - zero ejects from a transport aircraft with milli-seconds to spare
BROKEN ARROW

1996

Vic Deakins
[John Travolta] 

Riley Hale
[Christian Slater

eject from a crashing stealth aircraft - but all is not what it seems

HOT SHOTS
(Spoof of Top Gun)

1991

Lt. Topper Harley's
[Charlie Sheen] father Buzz Harley
[Bill Irwin] ejects from a stricken fighter only to fall foul of deer hunters in this spoof of Top Gun

 

STEALTH
Columbia Pictures
 

2005

 

Kara
[Jessica Biel]
ejects over North Korea.

 
                                             Sony via papicselect

Captain Lockheed
 

&

The Starfighters

45 rpm vinyl record side A

Does anyone have a scan or copy of the Japanese version cover?

Amusement & Theme Park Rides  
Tintin  
Beano  
Mad Magazine

Thanks to Mike Tighe for trawling his vast collection to unearth this "gem" from Mad Magazine

 

The SIMPSONS Simpsons episode 3F08 ('Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming') has one and maybe
two ejection scenes.

In the definite one, Bart's friend Millhouse Van Houten is sitting in a
fighter cockpit at the Springfield airshow, holding the control column and
pretending to shoot ('Take that Mom!  Take that Dad - send me to a
psychiatrist will you!') until he works up enough button-pushing frenzy to
fire the seat by mistake.
 

Click here to link to a sound recording of Milhouse

I also sort of remember that later in the episode, an F-15 pair have a
blue-on-blue while chasing Sideshow Bob's stolen Wright Flyer replica out
into the desert, leaving both pilots descending in their 'chutes' but I
would have to see the show again to be sure...  The on-line synopsis at
http://bbc.net.uk/cult/simpsons/episodeguide/season7/page9.shtml doesn't
mention the details to that level.

Thanks to  for drawing attention to these particular ejections

NOVELS

Thanks to Mike Tighe for drawing this novel to my attention