ST0168 : They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait

taken 4 years ago, near to Eglwys-Brewis, The Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg, Great Britain

They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait.
They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait.
A member of the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, having monitored the landing area at the RAF St Athan 75th Anniversary celebration display, ignites a smoke flare so that the team, who are now in a circuit 12,000 ft above, can ascertain wind conditions. Unlike the superb Red Arrows team the Falcons are entirely dependent on mastering the vagaries of air currents, wind strength and direction, and their canopies to ensure a good display and safe landing.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 July, 2013
Geographical Context
People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0124 6891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.6349N 3:25.2838W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0125 6889
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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