Thursday, October 2, 2014
RV12 formation practice
Today Mark and I scheduled a formation practice session. Scott was the safety pilot in Marks plane. We were a flight of 2 RV12s. After about an hour of class review we started our flight briefing. I was the lead or #1 ship. The sortie was to be about 45 minutes long. Practicing very basic maneuvers; starting with an interval take-off, joins, breaks, strong left and right, cross unders, and trail.
We set a hard deck of 2000 with no more 30* bank and 15* pitch. Our speed was 90 kts for this practice session, which seems to be a good speed for a 4 ship element.
Short 5 min video shot from inside the cockpit and the GoPro on the wing tip, unfortunately I put the camera on the left side and most of the maneuvers were on the right. (Still got some good footage)