SD3036 : Airshow over North Pier

taken 2 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Airshow over North Pier
Airshow 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 can 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)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 301 363 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.1442N 3:3.7670W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 361
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Pier  Sea  RAF  The Red Arrows  Royal Air Force  BAE Hawk T1  Jet Aircraft  Blackpool Airshow  Aerobatic Display  Aerobatics  Smoke Trails  Vapour Trails 

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