(h/t Guillame -- thanks!)
This explains the blog I posted on Friday. While the in-flight ejection and the canopy-less, Mach 2 flight remain controversial, we now know there is a movie.The movie's web site even thanks the Russian Knight acrobatic team for their support.
It's called Kerosene Cowboys, a Mario Van Peebles flick, and it's scheduled for release on November 9. Mark your calendars! Watch for any hint of the possible, in-flight, back-seat Flanker ejection.
For those who want to know more about the plot of the movie, here's the write-up from IMDB:
In 2001 in Iraq, two American NAVY pilots - Butch Masters and Tom Craig - are ordered to bomb an abandoned plant. The order appears to be false. American experts get killed in the plant. A secret chemical device, called "Rainmaker", designed for oil fields destruction, gets stolen. Military court cannot prove pilot's intention, and gives them dishonorable discharge. After 7 years Craig is reach [sic] and famous. He manages a private pilot team, working for Top Gun and for movies. Masters is a "grease monkey" in a small airport. He still tries to investigate his old case, and dreams of his own pilot's team. In order to get a license to fly Russian jets, Masters goes to St.Petersburg... At the same time, Kurdish terrorist group plans to capture a part of Northern Iraq ... They plan to use "Rainmaker" to destroy oil fields... Terrorist's base is located in Northern Iran... NAVY intelligence offers Masters chance to "clean his name" by performing a secret ... mission ... Using unmarked planes, they have to bomb the base and destroy "Rainmaker". Doomed to death, betrayed by friends, left in Syrian desert, Masters and his team finds unexpected support from a side of "Russian Nights" jet fighter aerobatic group. Russians and Americans go to final battle side by side, and leave no chance to terrorists.