September 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Here’s a link to a video of a two-ship formation practice flight out of Boulder City, NV (KBVU).
Two-ship formation practice flight
I hadn’t flown formation in several months, so this was an opportunity to run through the basics, including:
- Station-keeping in fingertip position during maneuvers
- Echelon turns
- Pitch-outs and rejoins
- Close trail
- Extended trail
Lead, as usual, is in his RV-6A. He is a retired Air Force fighter pilot and instructor well-versed in the art of formation flying. (Here’s an article about one organization that trains civilian pilots in formation flying.) I am in my Extra 300L.