(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 befalse. American experts get killed in the plant. A secret chemicaldevice, called “Rainmaker”, designed for oil fields destruction, getsstolen. Military court cannot prove pilot’s intention, and gives themdishonorable discharge. After 7 years Craig is reach [sic] and famous. Hemanages a private pilot team, working for Top Gun and for movies.Masters is a “grease monkey” in a small airport. He still tries toinvestigate his old case, and dreams of his own pilot’s team. In orderto get a license to fly Russian jets, Masters goes to St.Petersburg… At the same time, Kurdishterrorist group plans to capture a part of Northern Iraq … They plan to use “Rainmaker” to destroy oilfields… Terrorist’s base is located in Northern Iran… NAVY intelligence offers Masters chance to “clean his name” byperforming a secret … mission … Using unmarked planes, they have to bomb the base anddestroy “Rainmaker”. Doomed to death, betrayed by friends, left inSyrian desert, Masters and his team finds unexpected support from aside of “Russian Nights” jet fighter aerobatic group. Russians andAmericans go to final battle side by side, and leave no chance toterrorists.