SD2936 : Red Arrows Infinity Break at Blackpool

taken 1 year ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Red Arrows Infinity Break at Blackpool
Red Arrows Infinity Break at Blackpool
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (aka the Red Arrows) providing a spectacular display in their BAE Hawk jets at the 2017 Blackpool Airshow. This manoeuvre was called "Infinity Break".

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 can also release red and blue dyes with the diesel 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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Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
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Sport, Leisure  People, Events  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 296 364 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.1453N 3:4.2501W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 360
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