Together with Tobias Treichel I organized a FFI meeting in our local airport in northern Italy (Trento, LIDT).
We had the great opportunity to put together six RVs (3 RV-8, 1 RV-7, 2 RV-7A) with builders form Italy (me and Franz), Germany and Swiss (Tobias, Hermann, Dominik, Bernard).
We were under the guidance of Stephen Christoper and Steve Payne instructors and check pilot of FFI organization.
During the week the group flew around north-east of Italy to Asiago, Venice, Garda Lake and our mountains doing a lot of exercises lerning formation flight FFI standard techniques.
I flew with Stephen and Steve and I've really learned a lot (knowledge and learning is never enough). Thank you guys !!!
Echelon turn over our mountains, Stefanie (Tobias's girlfriend) photo from Tobias RV-7 in leader position.
Stefanie shots this photo with the Garda Lake view.
In route to relax just a bit. Photo by Stephen.
Four ship in echelon left, Tobias has the lead, me and Steve as #2, Franz and Stephen #3 and Dominik shows his nose gear LOL as #4
Lined up in LIDT (Trento) just before next mission.
Stephen with me, no rear rudder pedals and throttle - poor guy ! LOL (by Stefanie)
The briefing: all focused and no time for distractions. I loved that attitude.
Our briefing room in Nervesa della Battaglia (TV) visiting the Jonathan Collection https://www.jonathanaereistorici.it/
Special dinner with new friends !
My great instructors !
ps: Tobias opened this thread, probably you'll find more about our experience : http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ghlight=europe