Years ago I went to support a friend on his first flight of an RV 4. Half the RV community in a large Metro-area was there too. He must have had 5+ chase planes. I opted out of joining the Circus and stayed on the ground. I am sure that their unplanned escort was fun. Fortunately it turned out fine. I won't even go in all the reasons this should never have happened.
Steve "The Builders Coach"