This self-portrait by an F-16 pilot in the Royal Danish Air Force caught a live air-to-air Sidewinder missile at the moment of launch.
ABC News reports that the pilot is Thomas Kristensen, who has flown missions over the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Libya. The picture is a screen-grab from a video that was released by the Royal Danish Air Force in October of 2012.
More at The Aviationist.
(Thanks to Steve Walker)
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Patrick Perez: "You know the old saying. F-16 and be there."
Doug C: "This gives new meaning to the word 'photobomb.'"
aventurinha: "Well...I think astronaut Mike Hopkins might disagree:"
Nick Cutler: "I prefer a grandson to a missile:"
Nigel: "I think you'll find this one of me, over France, March 1915, was the earliest selfie. Or self-shot Box Brownie as we called it then:
"Actually, over Wellington in one of Peter Jackson's perfect bi-plane replicas. Lucky me."