20 Awesome Pics of Jets Blazing Firetrails Across the Sky

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The people watching gasp with delight as the first aircraft ignites its excess fuel, emitting a swoosh 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. 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!

Check out the full gallery of pics of jets blazing firetrails across the sky (via Environmental Graffiti).

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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