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.
F-15C Eagles from 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, soar through Turkish skies June 17, 2015, during Anatolian Eagle 15. The 493rd FS recently received the 2014 Raytheon Trophy as the U.S. Air Force's top fighter squadron. (Courtesy photo by Master Sgt. Nick Hodge)