My guess is that when the rockets under his seat fired and he suddenly found himself over 300 feet away from the PC-7 Mk II he was riding in, he probably realized the error of his ways.
This two-seat Sukhoi Su-24 combat aircraft crashed in a fiery ball of hell in an Iranian airfield last week. Nothing special about that, except that—amazingly enough—the pilots ejected safely after the crash.
If you are a hard core combat flight simulator pilot with a spare $15,560, this completely-restored 1957 Mk. 5 ejection seat is a must. Manufactured by legendary Martin-Baker, who started work on ejection seats in 1934, this model can withstand 40 G deceleration loads and includes a canopy breaker for planes like the…