Top Gun - Non-Firing Ejection Seats
I am a Naval Reservist(AME) with VR-56. I work with ejection seats and other aircrew survival components all the time, and this really bugs me.
Except in the "real" flight footage, all of the ejection seats are "safed" by a spindle on the top. It looks like a gold colored wheel. This and other safety systems are used by the maintenance folks to keep these seats from making very loud and expensive sounds while the aircraft are parked on the deck
Ergo...When the time comes for ol' Goose and Mav to "take a ride in the loud chair"(eject), it ain't gonna happen folks...