These photos were shot 1/3 of a second apart using a motor-drive on a 35mm camera.

frame1 The handle of the Backup has just been pulled.

frame2 The Backup rapidly inflates and jumps to the surface.


frame4 Lean on it ...


frame6 and you're ...


frame8 back up !
By the way, that white thing on the deck ahead of the cockpit is the Backup shell. Everything came out of that. The shell is simply strapped to the bungy cord tie-downs.