Video of a Formation Practice Flight

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
  • Cross-unders
  • 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.



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