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Operation Red Flag is ok. Some good cinemetography but way too much CGI. Almost all the onboard shots show fake aircraft, Top Gun had better footage more than 20 years ago and that's kind of embarrassing for the IMAX producers IMO. They also make Red Flag seem very casual and like a game. That's not how it is in reality.
must be a pretty jarring experiance to be ejected lol
especially for that CF-18 pilot, there was the initial shock of the ejection, the sudden jerk of the parachute when it inflated, and then the inevitable crash into the ground from having ejected at too low a height, too low for the parachute to sufficiently slow his descent for a landing without some sort of injury.
Just by looking at the engines you can see something is wrong. The left engine is wide open which means it's under full power, the right engine is half closed which means it's basically idle. Pilot says he gave it full power to climb away and the jet yawed hard right. Looks like a right engine failure to me. Posted via RS Mobile
Yeah, but the mystery is; "why did the right hand engine fail"? Keep checking the From the Investigator reports, they usually solve the accidents and publish their reports when they are solved.
Word on the street, is the engine flamed out, but the pilot didn't get the caution until he was already in the maneuver. It takes about 10 seconds from flameout until the caution is illuminated. Unfortunately, the engine data is stored on a small "flash drive" card in the cockpit, which was destroyed.