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qu33kKC #1 Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:17 PM

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Chuck_norris10 #2 Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:00 PM

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The missing man formation.

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Captain_Underpants53 #3 Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

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Chuck_norris10 #4 Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:10 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 22 February 2019 - 02:57 PM, said:

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When the one plane pulls away from the formation on these it's hard not to have the eyes water up.

And for those that dont know what the missing man formation is.

Several variants of the formation are seen. The formation most commonly used in the United States is based on the “finger-four” aircraft combat formation composed of two pairs of aircraft.[4] The aircraft fly in a V-shape with the flight leader at the point and his wingman on his left. The second element leader and his wingman fly to his right. The formation flies over the ceremony low enough to be clearly seen and the second element leader abruptly pulls up out of the formation while the rest of the formation continues in level flight until all aircraft are out of sight.

In an older variant the formation is flown with the second element leader position conspicuously empty. In another variation, the flight approaches from the south, preferably near sundown, and one of the aircraft will suddenly split off to the west, flying into the sunset.

In all cases, the aircraft performing the pull-up, split off, or missing from the formation, is honoring the person (or persons) who has died, and it represents their departure.


 

 


 

sandtiger #5 Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:46 PM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 22 February 2019 - 02:10 PM, said:

 

When the one plane pulls away from the formation on these it's hard not to have the eyes water up.

And for those that dont know what the missing man formation is.

Several variants of the formation are seen. The formation most commonly used in the United States is based on the “finger-four” aircraft combat formation composed of two pairs of aircraft.[4] The aircraft fly in a V-shape with the flight leader at the point and his wingman on his left. The second element leader and his wingman fly to his right. The formation flies over the ceremony low enough to be clearly seen and the second element leader abruptly pulls up out of the formation while the rest of the formation continues in level flight until all aircraft are out of sight.

In an older variant the formation is flown with the second element leader position conspicuously empty. In another variation, the flight approaches from the south, preferably near sundown, and one of the aircraft will suddenly split off to the west, flying into the sunset.

In all cases, the aircraft performing the pull-up, split off, or missing from the formation, is honoring the person (or persons) who has died, and it represents their departure.

very nice post  :honoring:



Chuck_norris10 #6 Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM

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Canadian snowbirds tribute to a fallen blue angel.

 


 

 


 

trikke #7 Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:30 PM

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i have some dust in my eyes, maybe

 

or something, idk


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