Stories > Eject yourself from a jet fighter above Riga this summer
Eject yourself from a jet fighter above Riga this summer

Eject yourself from a jet fighter above Riga this summer

Published 2020-04-14 by Peter Ternström

Last year, shocking news reached us. A 64-year-old man accidentally ejected himself from a fighter jet at 2 500 feet. 

A surprise company outing to an airbase caused a 64-year-old French man so much stress that he flung himself from a fighter jet in midair, grabbing the ejector cord in panic and tumbling through the skies. 

He was found later at the border of Germany. The ejection sequence had been violent - his helmet and oxygen mask was blown off and nowhere to be found. The elderly man was found without any injury, albeit confused and quite shaken up. He is now resting in a nearby hospital.

I also want to eject from a fighter jet

We thought you would! Everyone wants to experience the absolute brutal violence of an ejection seat in a fighter jet. 

We want to inform that this is absolutely possible. During our event in Riga - Gran Turismo Baltica - we are cooperating with the Baltic Bees aerobatic team. As every year, we are doing formation flights over Riga with you as passengers. The date is the 23 of July.

Pull the cord and eject yourself from an L39 Albatros? No problem. Just let us know before. Also, please note that ejection comes at an additional cost of 350 000 euros, as the plane most probably never can be used again.

If you want, we can even do it as a group ejection in tight formation. Imagine you and your friends in perfect synchronisation, the violent explosions blasting you through the canopies of your aeroplanes, tumbling through the air before the parachute opens and you descend and land in Riga old town. 

All recorded in 4K with GoPro cameras, so you can share your experience on social media.

>> Gran Turismo Baltica 2021

Peter Ternström
peter@granturismo.org
Subscribe to our newsletter

The latest news and stories. All the best roads, hotels and restaurants. Invitations to exciting events. Be the first to know by subscribing to our newsletter.

Mondo Gran Turismo

The latest news and stories from the world of Gran Turismo

Everything you need to know about the Riviera in under five minutes
Everything you need to know about the Riviera in under five minutes
The best pics from Nurburgring in August
The best pics from Nurburgring in August
Everything we knew about the Ferrari SUV was wrong
Everything we knew about the Ferrari SUV was wrong
VIDEO: Thank you for a great 2021 season
VIDEO: Thank you for a great 2021 season
VIDEO: Say hello to the Jetson ONE
VIDEO: Say hello to the Jetson ONE
VIDEO: Gran Turismo Italia on Passo Tonale
VIDEO: Gran Turismo Italia on Passo Tonale
Here is the route for Gran Turismo Polonia 2022
Here is the route for Gran Turismo Polonia 2022
The worst road trip ever made (that we know of)
The worst road trip ever made (that we know of)
The best pics from Gran Turismo Adriatica in July
The best pics from Gran Turismo Adriatica in July
VIDEO: Interview with Mitja Borkert - who designed the Huracan STO
VIDEO: Interview with Mitja Borkert - who designed the Huracan STO
Test Drive: The crazy Lamborghini Huracan STO
Test Drive: The crazy Lamborghini Huracan STO
VIDEO: We drive the new Huracan STO sideways at Vallelunga
VIDEO: We drive the new Huracan STO sideways at Vallelunga
40 pictures that always make us smile
40 pictures that always make us smile
The entire 2021 season is now fully booked
The entire 2021 season is now fully booked
Congratulations - The Famous Vespa turns 75 years this year
Congratulations - The Famous Vespa turns 75 years this year
Say HELLO to the new Ferrari 296 GTB
Say HELLO to the new Ferrari 296 GTB
A postcard from the Riviera
A postcard from the Riviera
Gran Turismo Polonia confirmed for 1-7 of July
Gran Turismo Polonia confirmed for 1-7 of July
Ten myths from the world of luxury and travel that are simply not true
Ten myths from the world of luxury and travel that are simply not true
Did you know? There is a race track on a rooftop in Turin
Did you know? There is a race track on a rooftop in Turin
More stories

Testimonials

Fredrik Borgegård
Fredrik Borgegård
Gym chain owner
"Gran Turismo Events is the best thing that has happened to me. It is relaxed, a lot of driving and many fantastic participants."
Alrik Söderlind
Alrik Söderlind
Chief editor, auto motor & sport
"The best organizer of crazy car events in the universe. Again. As every year. Enough said!"
Jonas Carlsson
Jonas Carlsson
Nürburgring Fan
"Gran Turismo's events on the Nürburgring and in Poland has been an annual must-do tradition since over a decade now. Highly recommended!"
Peter Stavling
Peter Stavling
Photographer
"Nothing beats Peters events if you like super cars and a crazy time. Both thumbs up from me!"
The Drivers Collection

Events Calendar

Beautiful road trips and famous racing tracks since 2002. Supercars only.

Gran Turismo St Moritz
23-27 January 2022
St Moritz, Switzerland
Fully booked
Gran Turismo Mona Lisa
28-29 April 2022
Paris, France
Fully booked
Gran Turismo Adriatica
7-15 May 2022
Opatija - Zadar - Mostar - Dubrovnik - Montenegro
Fully booked
Gran Turismo Nurburgring
30 May - 2 June
Nurburgring, Germany
Gran Turismo Riviera
6-10 June 2022
Forte dei Marmi - Portofino - Monaco - St Tropez
Fully booked
Gran Turismo Sardinia
15-20 June 2022
Sardinia, Italy
Fully booked
Gran Turismo Polonia
6-13 July 2022
Poland
Gran Turismo Verso Maranello
22-30 July 2022
Scandinavia - Warsaw - Wroclaw - Prague - Cortina - Maranello
Gran Turismo Europa
3-11 September 2022
Zurich - Andermatt - Como - Monaco - St Tropez
Fully booked
Gran Turismo Italia
18-25 September 2022
Bologna - Florence - Chianti - Portofino - Garda - Como
Gran Turismo Toscana
5-9 October 2022
Florence - Chianti - Grosseto - Lucca - Florence
Contact us

While our head offices are in Geneva, Switzerland, the team is spread throughout Europe: Sweden, Poland, Italy and Croatia. Please select the appropriate team member to contact below.

For general enquiries, you can always use info@granturismo.org. For event registrations, please use registry@granturismo.org.

Peter Ternstrom Peter Ternström
President
+46 (0)70 530 06 89
Björn Lagercrantz Björn Lagercrantz
CFO
+46 (0)70 844 64 00
Justyna Weclawiak Justyna Weclawiak
Head of event organisation
+48 509 706 651
Michal Weclawiak Michal Weclawiak
Event coordinator - General
‭+48 602 134 467‬
Chiara Mannucci Chiara Mannucci
Event coordinator - Italy
+39 346 763 22 74
Zdravko Anticic Zdravko Anticic
Event coordinator - Balkans
+385 (0)91 917 32 77
Pietro Bonuccelli Pietro Bonuccelli
Supercar fleet manager
‭+39 349 888 33 89‬
Marcin Jellinek Marcin Jellinek
PR and Media
+48 519 189 081
Joakim Niss Joakim Niss
Head of merchandise
‭+46 (0)70 468 60 75‬
James Holm James Holm
Photography
+46 (0)70 713 71 42