Air Force people like to call some of these explosions a wall of fire, because, well, that’s in essence what we’re dealing with. And while the blasts and the resulting orange flames can leave civilians in awe, their mouths open, soldiers and gear are so used to it they look utterly undisturbed when such things happen.
For exemplification, take a look at the main pic of this piece, recently released by the U.S. Air Force (USAF). It shows a still from the 2022 Kaneohe Bay Air Show held at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii back in mid-August.
Front and center we get the unmistakable shapes of two F-22 Raptors. Behind them, a number of service members, in combat stances. Neither men nor machines seem too impressed by the rising wall of fire exploding not that far behind them.
The pic makes an impressive entry in our Photo of the Day section, but as one who has experienced first-hand such a display, I must admit it doesn’t do the wall of fire justice. So, if you’re planning to see such a thing yourself, make sure to check if the air show you intend on visiting has such a display planned.