From the cockpit: F-16 solo, diving towards the ground while turning and releasing flares

Nov 16 2013 - 2 Comments

Another amazing cockpit shot.

This one was taken from the Solo Türk, the F-16 solo aerobatics display team of the Turkish Air Force during a display in Girne, Kyrenia, Cyprus.

While diving and turning, the pilot released flares, high-temperature heat sources used to mislead surface-to-air or air-to-air missile’s heat-seeking targeting systems, creating the pyrotechnic visual effect you can see behind the plane.

H/T to Tolga Şansal for pointing us to this shot.

Image credit: Solo Türk

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  • fuscator

    Coolishness!

  • FGuest

    Above the occupied part of Cyprus, the only EU country split in half.