SD2936 : Red Arrows at Blackpool

taken 1 year ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Red Arrows at Blackpool
Red Arrows at Blackpool
The nine distinctive red BAE Hawk T1 jets of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, commonly known as the ‘Red Arrows’, climbing in formation as part of their display at the 2017 Blackpool Airshow.

The white “smoke” 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. These trails allow the pilots to judge the wind speed and direction far more accurately than by any other means and they also add impact to the display sequence when viewed by the audience on the ground. At other points in the display, the pilots will add dyes to produce the red, white and blue colours for which the team is famous (LinkExternal link RAF Red Arrows).
Blackpool Airshow 2017 :: SD3036
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Air, Sky, Weather  Defence, Military 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 298 363 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.0931N 3:4.0665W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 360
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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RAF  Royal Air Force  Aerobatics  The Red Arrows  BAE Hawk T1  Jet Aircraft  Blackpool Airshow  Aerobatic Display 

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