Well, F-16 pilots seem to like them, anyway. This is another shot from the Sunderland International Airshow 2007. This was one of two F-16s which put on a show – this one is from the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The flares are a dramatic addition to an already exciting display, and I managed to get the timing pretty much right. The dark clouds behind set them off nicely.
I put this on Flickr on Thursday morning, and it seems to have proved popular – According to Scout, it peaked at a quite alarming 12 in Explore, which is even better than the Red Arrows shot.