Red Arrow

Red 7

‘Red 7’ of the RAF Red Arrows aerobatic display team (reg: XX311) breaks away from the rest of the pack and starts his run to perform the ‘Opposition Barrel’ manoeuvre where he flies straight towards a team-mate flying towards him in the opposite direction, both pilots performing a barrel roll at the last second to avoid a collision.

This photo was taken at the Scottish International Airshow 2017 at Ayr Beach (01/09/2017).


  • Taken: 3rd September 2017
  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6
  • ISO: 560
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • Aperture: f/13
  • Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec