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Formation flying is the disciplined flight of two or more aircraft under the command of a flight leader. [1]

10 relations: Aerobatics, Air show, Civil aviation, Finger-four, Flypast, Satellite formation flying, Tactical formation, Unmanned aerial vehicle, V formation, Vic formation.


Aerobatics (a portmanteau of aerial-acrobatics) is the practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight.

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Air show

An air show, (or airshow, air fair, air tattoo) is a public event where aircraft are exhibited.

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Civil aviation

Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non-military aviation, both private and commercial.

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The "Finger-four" formation (also known as the "four finger formation" and the "Fingertip Formation"), is a flight formation used by fighter aircraft.

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A flypast is a ceremonial or honorific flight by a group of aircraft or a single aircraft.

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Satellite formation flying

Satellite formation flying is the concept that multiple satellites can work together in a group to accomplish the objective of one larger, usually more expensive, satellite.

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Tactical formation

A tactical formation (or order) is the arrangement or deployment of moving military forces such as infantry, cavalry, AFVs, military aircraft, or naval vessels.

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Unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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V formation

A V formation (sometimes called a skein) is the symmetric V-shaped flight formation of flights of geese, ducks, and other migratory birds.

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Vic formation

The Vic formation is a formation devised for military aircraft and first used during World War I. It comprises three or sometimes more aircraft flying in close formation with the leader at the apex and the rest of the flight en echelon to left and right, the whole resembling the letter "V".

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation_flying

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