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