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.

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Turkish Air Force display aircraft SoloTurk F-16 Fighting Falcon. – Frank Grealish © www.globalaviationresource.com

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The Aviationist » [Updated] Turkish RF-4E Phantom shot down by Syrian Air Defense battery. Known and unknown facts.

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