"Would this face die in a crash?”
#5. Flying a Damaged Fighter Plane While Standing on the Wing
During one mission, [Kiwi WWI fighter ace Keith Logan “Grid”] Caldwell managed to crash his plane into another in mid-air (it was destined to happen, really). This damaged his aircraft’s wing bad enough that it went into a death spiral, meaning Caldwell was doomed to a dizzy plummet into the ground followed by a very fiery death. But Caldwell, being insane, took a moment to determine that he just needed to change the center of gravity — that is, add some weight to the side with the damaged wing, to balance things out. So, while the plane was still spinning, he somehow climbed out onto the motherfucking wing, reaching into the cockpit and piloting the aircraft from there.