flight formation

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flight formation

n
(Aeronautics) two or more aircraft flying together in a set pattern
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The dashboard's carbon fiber fascia panel displays an image of the seven planes in their signature Avenger flight formation, with the corresponding jet highlighted in Breitling Yellow.
Sources said that it has been decided the executive radar will take over from the advisory radar if there is any change from the decided flight formation in case of a contingency.
she said, "It's a squadron of Canada geese taking off in full flight formation.
Their topics include theoretical preliminaries, the adaptive and robust controlled synchronization of networked robotics on strongly connected graphs, flight formation control strategies for mini unmanned aerial vehicles, optimal guidance for rotocraft platoon formation flying in wind fields, and optimizing a scannable pattern for bi-dimensional antenna arrays to provide maximum performance.
Sunlight reflects off their impeccable white suits as they practise flight formation and tap out messages in Morse code.
A Spitfire, Hurricane and a Lancaster fly over in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation, and two Tornado planes and two Typhoons follow half a minute later in the Windsor formation.
A Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster will leave RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and make their way down to London where they will then assume the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation.
pilots that had been lost, the number of aircraft in his flight formation, as well as information about the location of rescue ships.
This text is aimed at helping students and academics alike to better understand what coordination and flight formation control can make possible.
Jiraskova, "Energy saving in flight formation," Nature, vol.
When he talks to me about being in a flight formation [she uses her hands to explain, just like a pilot], it's amazing," she said.