SD3036 : Red Arrows over North Pier

taken 1 year ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Red Arrows over North Pier
Red Arrows over North Pier
Five Hawk T1 jets of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, commonly known as the ‘Red Arrows’, flying over North Pier as part of their display at the 2017 Blackpool Airshow.

The characteristic "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. Although these trails add impact to the display sequence when viewed by the audience on the ground, their primary purpose concerns flight safety; they allow the pilots to judge the wind speed and direction far more accurately than by any other means. To give the display even more impact, the pilots have also released red and blue dyes with the diesel producing the red, white and blue colours for which the team is famous (LinkExternal link RAF 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  People, Events  Defence, Military 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 301 364 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.1553N 3:3.7400W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 360
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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