Bonfire Flight - Spruce Creek Fly-in, January 2013 - Lakes / Goofy Flight Compilation - HD - The crowd at the annual Spruce Creek Fly-in Bonfire on January 19, 2013 was entertained by Gaggle Flight members opening the event with a spectacular fly-by. This compilation shows the large 11 ship formation of Lakes / Goofy Flight who flew a series of three different passes, including a carefully choreographed break out of a 'Stingray' formation. This was certainly an unusual break, but in essence it was a series of separate breaks out of conventional right echelons, all linked together and initiated by just one radio call. The planning and safe development of this break took place over numerous practice sessions. Safety of flight during the break was a critical issue which is why bubble canopy planes were flown by the two pilots who were breaking second and fifth in the break sequence. The lead airplane was an open cockpit bi-plane which afforded an excellent view of the break sequence at all times by Lakes Lead.
The A350 XWB test fleet joins up in formation flight - Airbus’ five A350-900 test aircraft took to the skies for an impressive formation flight on 29 September 2014. These A350 XWB jetliners accumulated a combined total of more than 2,600 flight test hours during the successful campaign leading to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certification for this next-generation widebody.
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How We Fly - A ‘skit’ Produced by the "Lakes/Goofy Flight" of Spruce Creek Fly-In for the 2014 Gaggle Flight Dinner. Note: This compilation was put together using special cinematography techniques and the formations depicted should not be attempted in formation flight. We promise never to do this again is the mantra of Lakes / Goofy Flight . . .