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Old 10-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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Default Nasty's Formation briefing line up card

Really like all the pictures Nasty put up on the forum from the formation. I especially like the one below. It was very kind of you to paint your toenails so pretty for the briefing (top left in the pic). I'm sure BeeGee appreciated it. Such a professional.........

Would like to hear the story some day how you got your tactical.

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Old 10-16-2013, 04:29 PM
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Default a "little" weekend football and formation...

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This was extremely impressive. Not only was the formation nice but the timing was dead on!! Very hard to accomplish.

A few years ago there was a segment on one of the games where the Air Force coordinator for the fly overs was interviewed. He was explaining how the timing is so critical and what occurs when it doesn't work right

I love the logistics of such an event!! The coordination was amazing.

I'd love to get involved in the next one!! How about 100?

Nice work everyone!!!
Just a "little" formation, football, and beer over the weekend. Such a dream weekend that I had to invite my brother...

Nasty and others where talking with BeeGee of the finer points of timing during the flight. On the inbound we had to do a small turn to adjust the TOT. Planning the TOT "time over target" is an art, BeeGee is the master.

Here is a nice video from KC control room and the high five's for timing. Truly an Honor to fly with these guys and gals.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:38 PM
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Unbelievable, what a great job you guys did. Words cannot express
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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Thumbs up Wow... simply amazing

Wow, Fantastic Job! It was interesting looking at the many videos on You Tube that were shot outside the stadium. Many people stopped their cars on the side of the road to watch. Their cameras recorded their emotion and pleasure at the sight of the formation. I hope someone in the crew is putting together a good video that tells the whole story of the gathering, aircraft modification, practice, auction and performance.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:28 PM
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Default A day in the sun

Here's how the flights all came together.

First Alpha flight launched, in 2 two ship elements, joining up to form their flight of 4.
Then Bravo, Charlie, Delta etc until Mike 1 was airborn. Once Mike 1 called airborn, flight lead began a turn and the flights all came into route diamond or fingertip as the case may be.


Next Alpha lead called Bravo flight to attach, as each flight called IN flight lead called each flight in order Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot & Golf. Next IN was Hotel & India flight. That formed the main arrow of the group.


Juliet was next, my flight. Once we called IN flight lead called Kilo & Lima to attach, then Mike 1, number 49!


After a 49 ship racetrack pattern or two, flight lead BEE GEE somehow had the timing all sorted out and we made our pass over the stadium at 00:00 TOT. Even in the midst of all this I was astounded at the precission and coordination of the group and amazed at how well it all went.

I am humbled in the presence of such a great gathering of aviators and can only say my heartfelt thanks to everyone for coming together. It will forever be a shining moment on my aviation and friendship calendar.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:41 PM
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Default Links to pix & vid's

All you FBer's, facebook that is.....go to KC FLIGHT FORMATION TEAM for all the pix and vid's. Ripper has been grabbing all of our stray shots and putting everything in one easy to view spot on their FB page.

My favorite so far is this one.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:58 PM
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All you FBer's, facebook that is.....go to KC FLIGHT FORMATION TEAM for all the pix and vid's. Ripper has been grabbing all of our stray shots and putting everything in one easy to view spot on their FB page.

My favorite so far is this one.
And from the sequence of pics that one comes from, that frame is taken as the singer was singing "Home of the Brave". Very cool!

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:13 PM
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Really like all the pictures Nasty put up on the forum from the formation. I especially like the one below. It was very kind of you to paint your toenails so pretty for the briefing (top left in the pic). I'm sure BeeGee appreciated it. Such a professional.........

Would like to hear the story some day how you got your tactical.

Well, since Oly is the second teammate to comment on my toenail color...

...I'd like to point out the position that is circled towards the left...

...that would be my dash 4, Cougar (Mercedes). Her briefing card, her fancy toes!

Now if I was going to paint my toes, they normally would be red (to match my plane). However, I would have gone pink for this flight...just sayin'! I've already debriefed my -4 on that item!

The other circles are from when we were discussing how the back of the big delta would form.

Call sign discussions over cold ones! It includes a helmet, a skull and crossbones, a Ferrari, a T-34C form hop...and a 30 year career of trying to live up to it!

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:52 AM
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Default Re. Your Post #76

Sorry acroflygirl aka Weeble. The best post picture on facebook is this one from our own Cathy Page (aka Weeble/acroflygirl).
And the caption reads:

Hey, what did ya do this weekend....
....oh not much, went to a football game.

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:28 AM
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Sorry acroflygirl aka Weeble. The best post picture on facebook is this one from our own Cathy Page (aka Weeble/acroflygirl).
And the caption reads:

Hey, what did ya do this weekend....
....oh not much, went to a football game.


Weeble went to a football game with 48 friends!
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