20 Awesome Pics of Jets Blazing Firetrails Across the Sky


Image: Marty Pouwelse

City on fire: Brisbane ablaze with light during Riverfire 2006.

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The people watching gasp with delight as the first aircraft ignites its excess fuel, emitting a swooshing sound and etching a blazing trail across the night sky. Soon, another F-111 approaches from the opposite direction, leaving a similarly beautiful streak of light in its wake. With baited breath, the crowd awaits the inevitable crossing of the streams. Soon, as expected, the burning trails intersect, though both planes fly away unscathed. A few sighs of relief can be heard among those watching. We’ve got 20 stunning images of dump-and-burns for your perusal – each as amazing as the next!

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