When I was in the Air Force I use to love to watch the F-4’s and later the F-15’s take off AND/or have simulated dog fights over the mountains outside of Anchorage, AK. Watching them kick in the after burners and climb straight up was fantastic!
Looks like an F-4 flying chase on the first ejection too.
Yep I noticed that too, those big smoke pipes are pretty recognizeable...the closest I ever got to what you do is having the Navy tell me my vision wouldn't cut it for a pilot, but that I could be a RIO (had the grades, athletics, congressional letter of recomendation, everything)...didn't want to be a RIO. Nowdays I get my fix from the Ace Combat series...can't feel the G's but I can dream can't I ?
It worked out good though, would have never met my wife and had the great life I'm having