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.
https://flic.kr/p/PSGx5H | Turkish Air Force | Northrop NF-5A Freedom Fighter | 71-3048/5 | 133 Filo 'Türk Yildizlari', Turkish Stars Aerobatic Team - Konya Air Base, Turkey | NTM15 - Konya Air Base, Turkey
https://flic.kr/p/QYSrGr | F-4E Turkey | Izmir-Cigli, 6 June 2011. Departure day after two days of celebrating the 100th birthday of the Turkish Air Force. The autograph on the intake is from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of modern, secular Turkey.