Yikes! Last minute bailout

via @AndyLevy on Twitter…

FWIW, an F-18 costs (according to the Internet tubes) between 28-58 Million dollars.

video via Ace


Comments

  1. 08ArmyDoc says:

    Is it just flat out irony that “Staying Alive” was the song playing at that moment, or is it just entirely too creepy?

  2. westeasterly says:

    That’s some amazing piloting- I can only imagine how hard it must be for such a highly trained, skilled pilot to actually hit the “eject” button.

  3. I think these still photos are more amazing than the video. The show the ejection sequence in amazing detail. Check it out:

    http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/07/23/4739027-pilot-ejects-an-instant-before-fighterjet-crashes