This video is from a practice run on Friday for an air show in Canada — it’s about as close as a pilot can get to “buying the farm” as possible, and he’s reportedly doing okay.

I watched the video, but it wasn’t until I turned up the volume that I realized the song being played on the public address system at the time was “Stayin’ Alive.” Indeed.

Click anywhere in the big black box to play:

A couple of high quality pics are here.


4 Responses to “Perfect Background Music for a Pilot Surviving a Last-Second Eject”

  1. OK_Loyalist on July 24th, 2010 6:27 am

    It's the adrenaline the keeps the shorts from soiling :D

  2. Dandapani on July 24th, 2010 11:40 am

    What's the story? Looked like he stalled it.

  3. Doug on July 24th, 2010 9:47 am

    Certainly looks like it stalled. That's got to be a tough move without stalling, but now and then even the experienced ones can't keep it going. Guy's damn lucky he didn't parachute down in the fireball.

  4. Redeye80 on July 25th, 2010 3:36 am

    He lost the right engine at high alpha. Lost control of the aircraft due to asymmetrical thrust causing high yaw rate which could not be corrected from high alpha at the atlitude of the aircraft.

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