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Formation TO

Hillsdale, Kansas

To me, the most dangerous part of formation flying isn't the flying but taxiing and take-off. Planes on the ground are awkward and jerky and you can't track the other plane as easily as you can in the air. If you get close, there isn't an up or down option. Throw in a cross wind and, well, don't even try it then!