SD3036 : Red Arrows Were Here

taken 1 year ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Red Arrows Were Here
Red Arrows Were Here
Moments before this photograph was taken, the red Hawk jets of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (the Red Arrows) had screamed overhead at 600mph as they arrived for the start of their performance at the 2017 Blackpool Airshow. The only evidence left behind was the distinctive red, white and blue vapour trails which can be seen behind the tower. Although the coloured trails add impact to the display sequence when viewed by the audience on the ground, the main reason they are used concerns flight safety. The trails allow the pilots to judge the wind speed and direction far more accurately than by any other means. The trails are created by releasing diesel fuel into the exhaust; this vaporizes in the hot exhaust flow, then re-condenses into very fine droplets that give the appearance of a white smoke trail. Dyes can be added to produce the red and blue colours LinkExternal link (The Red Arrows).
Blackpool Airshow 2017
For more photographs of the 2017 Blackpool Airshow, please see my Flickr album LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 306 360 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9486N 3:3.3246W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 361
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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