And its all true!.. Damn!! Can see it, some old geezer slumped over his beer putting down the new crop of jet jockeys with this story.. There I was at 6000 feet... Just read about Grahame Donald, Royal Navy Air Service pilot WWI [ story from the Sunday Telegraph? ] who, in 1917, was executing a loop in his Sopwith Camel when his harness broke and he fell out of the cockpit.. plunging 2000 feet he says " terra firma looked damnably firma ".. He then heard the sound of his Sopwith approaching [ seems it completed the loop all by its lonesome ] and he landed on the top wing, managed to grab hold, fight his way into the cockpit, grab the controls, pull her out of the loop and execute an " unusually good landing "... DAMN!! if Hollywood Bruckheimer had done this stunt starring Matt Damon or Brad Pitt it would have been laughed off the screen.. yet the boy lived to be a man and tell the tale decades later... [ the cynic in me still got to ask... how the f' do we know? anyone witness the incident? ] What a beer time story....cue C. Aubrey Smith... "there I was at the head of the ol' 68th...and on the other side , the Russians.. guns, guns, guns..."