Flying Machines

T-37 Four Ship Formation
Although not in living color, this gives you some idea what introductory formation flying looked like. The aircraft are staggered along a diagonal line to the left of the lead in a formation called an "echelon". Lead flew his aircraft essentially as normal and each of the other formation members lined up with the airplane on his right wing. It didn't always look this good in the beginning!

Revised: 24 March 1999