trail formation


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trail formation

A formation in which all aircraft are in single file, each directly behind the other. See also column formation.
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As number three in a radar trail formation en route to the tanker, my pilot admitted that he was "really going tango uniform.
The vision of over 100 Hueys going into a single-ship LZ in trail formation under constant fire, uncertain as to just who controlled the LZ, made my blood run cold.
I saw three trucks with machine guns in the back in kind of like a straight trail formation hauling .
Overall, the subcommittee wrote, it was apparent from a "number of excellent records" that aircraft engine "exhaust is often intimately connected with trail formation.
of Birmingham, presented "Mechanisms of Bubble Trail Formation in Castings (01-048).