Video: learning formation flying


Flying with friends is always more fun, but to safely fly in formation takes serious training and regular practice. Ride along with Matt Guthmiller in this video as he learns the finer points of flying mere feet from three other airplanes. It takes total concentration, but it’s also a blast.

Video courtesy of Matt Guthmiller.

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Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.


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