"Jack, with your permission, I'd like to go with John."
It also seems odd that they would have broadcast the remains of the 'pilot' of flight 815...like perhaps they wanted someone to recognize that it wasn't real.
Yeah, like when Frank called that's why he was recruited for the team?
I hope this helps some of you out!!
I think I may be reading into this way too much, thinking it's something we're supposed to be looking into.....but in the end it really was just a tall cliff and he needed to get high to shoot the flare