Can you spot the second plane flying fast at very low altitude through the valleys?

The following video, shared on Flickr by renowned photographer and pilot Paul Heasman, shows two RAF’s BAE Hawk T2 trainers flying through the Ogwen valley in North Wales en-route to RAF Valley after a training sortie around the Snowdonia area on Dec. 4.

Can you spot the second plane in the video?

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  1. Other aircraft is flying lower to the left of the 12 o’clock position. You can see his strobe right towards the end of video and as he climbs out of the valley.

    • You have great eyes..I just barely caught the strobe on the 5th time I watched this he was low!!

  2. He started off on the RHS of the aircraft as we approached the lake. Trust me, Ninja 1 wasn’t low, we were high! He was quite legally at 250′

  3. 300 eleven a clock low, most of the time. Strobe and sunglimmer on his right wing gave him away pretty fast.

  4. At the start of the video he’s at 2 o’clock low, less than 1/4 of a mile. As they make the turn, he crosses the nose and pulls ahead to the 11 o’clock position and then pulls up.

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