Magus on a Star Trek wrote:
- Just before detonation, thereís a shot of Bruce and he appears to be piloting the Bat. If he isnít, what is he doing?
This shot either comes from his imagination, or it occurred, and he did
make that resigned face/sigh, but this shot is presented out of chronology, as part of Nolan's fake-out.
Didn't seem to be that there an last shots of Batman flying in the Bat after he takes off.
My thinking was when we see The Bat blow the top off a building before heading out the sea was the point at which Batman baled out (no pun intended) using the blast for cover.