Cockpit video shows Red Arrow pilot performing gravity-defying moves at 2,000ft

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Astonishing cockpit footage inside a Red Arrow jet shows an RAF pilot practising gravity-defying manoeuvre at thousands of feet in the air.

Squadron Leader Jon Bond performed the Mirror Roll move inside the Red 6 and captured the magnificent view of Donna Nook in Lincolnshire.

Video shared onto Red Arrow's Twitter shows Jon and Red 7's pilot Gregor Ogston synchronising their moves perfectly.

The Red 6 then inverts and turns 180 degrees, the formation pulls up and performs a barrel roll to 2,000 feet.

The Red 7 comes in directly under and they both gradually swap the position as if they are mirroring each other.

The post explained: "Proving why they're the Synchro Pair: Reds 6 and 7 roll together, above and below, in the Mirror Roll along the Lincolnshire coastline.

"Donna Nook, with its low-lying coast, provided a crucial training location for the team recently.

“It allows the #RedArrows to prepare for potential coastal displays.

“Although RAF Scampton is an excellent training home to cement core skills, Synchro have to work even harder at coastal displays sites, where there are fewer ground features.

“For Synchro, all of their opposition passes are flown purely visually and reference to specific ground features – to ensure the actual pass goes in the middle of the display site and the aircraft miss each other by a safe distance.

“With a beach, coupled with very sparse surroundings, Donna Nook provides only a small number of features on which to fix a position.

"Synchro have to employ well-honed techniques and years of training."

Jon, who shared the clip on social media, added: "Lack of distinctive ground features, glassy sea, sun glaring off the sand – all great training for coastal shows this summer (hopefully!)"

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