An Aussie pilot just took the new most badass selfie on the planet right now

When it comes to selfies, timing can be everything.

It also helps if you happen to be behind the controls of one of the coolest warplanes on the planet.

Australian flight lieutenant Todd Woodford recently experienced the first time he’d ever let an AGM-88 HARM missile fly, and he wasn’t about to waste the moment:

It’s actually the first time an RAAF pilot has launched a HARM missile, according to the details on The Tailhook Association’s Facebook page. They like the selfie so much, they’ve made it their cover photo.

Woodford was participating in a live fire exercise off the coast of California as part of a crew of six RAAF members in the Bilateral Exchange Program.

Since 2014, RAAF aircrew have been learning their way around the EA-18G Growler that Woodford can be seen piloting above. Australia has bought 12 of the planes, and will take delivery of them in January next year.

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