These graphics explain how the world's best pilots perform death defying tricks

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These graphics explain how the world's best pilots perform death defying tricks

Click through the gallery here to see images of the moves -- and then an explanation on how the pilots maneuvered them.

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The Red Arrows performing the Vixen Break stunt at Defence Academy, Shrivenham

Vixen Break

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One of several short segments I filmed at Biggin Hill 2009. This was shot using my Nikon D90, so apologies for the shakiness :)

Rollbacks

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Red Arrows Mirror Roll RIAT 1

Mirror Roll

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Red arrows performing whirlwind at East fortune

Whirlwind

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Open Days Royal Airforce, Gilze-Rijen, NL Air Show in Gilze-Rijen, Netherland 2014 Best of Red Arrows 20.Juni & 21 Juni 2014

Spitfire Reversal

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Double Farvel

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Double Farvel

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Section High-Alpha Pass

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Section High-Alpha Pass

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Knife-Edge Pass

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Knife-Edge Pass

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Few pilots can claim to be as talented as the acrobatic aces flying in the US Blue Angels and UK Red Arrows display teams.

Both teams perform choreographed and synchronized displays at incredible break-neck speeds. The teams update their performances every year, according to How It Works Annual Volume 6, and the displays can last up to 30 minutes.

Although the individual skills and stunts of each pilot is admirable, what sets the pilots of the Blue Angels and Red Arrows apart is their ability to work as a synchronized team.

The teams, consisting of 6 and 9 planes respectively, must be able to effectively fly and perform tricks while maintain perfect distance from their fellow pilots. How It Works notes that aircraft during the displays can fly as close as six feet from each other.

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