A Fighter Jet's Flares Fire Off in a Shower of Sparks

Documentary filmmaker Artur Sarkisyan captured this incredible shot of a formation of MiG-29 Fulcrums discharging flares as they streak over the 3624th Air Base Erebuni, Armenia.

According to reports from The Aviationist, these jets are just a few of the aerial reinforcements Russia's parking at the airbase—one that's located less than 13 miles from a very hostile Turkish border.

Image: Artur Sarkisyan