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 ALS flyover - Poteet, Texas April 4, 2009

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PostSubject: ALS flyover - Poteet, Texas April 4, 2009   ALS flyover - Poteet, Texas April 4, 2009 EmptySun Apr 05, 2009 12:18 am

Yesterday while in flight I saw the CAF B-24 'Ole 927 on it's way to Victoria - but didn't get a picture.
Today, I was flying the Stinson L-5 and saw several other L-birds in the air - in deliberate close proximity. We were asked to fly-over the opening ceremonies at the Poteet, Texas Strawberry Festival. We put up a three-ship formation and I was flying trail, as I am not fully formation qualified yet. I did get to do a little formation practice on the way back to the field. 'Twas a nice day. The pictures are from my camera, but I had an onboard observer who took the shots you see here.

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My "desk" for the day

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Part of the fair grounds

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Flying in trail

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That's a big strawberry!

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Along side the formation

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The V from front right quadrant

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Easing into position for formation practice - Echelon Right

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Pulling back up for photos while the formation breaks to land

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And flying to the west of the runway while the rest of the aircraft land.

For those of you who'd like to see tighter formations - well, we haven't had much practice time yet this year, and with the lighter wing loadings of the L-birds we tend to be a bit more conservative as a good bit of turbulence or thermal can really affect your position. On the one pass over our field they said it looked pretty good and I was pretty happy with how tight we were, which is better than the pictures I've posted (I wasn't shooting the pictures).

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Great pics, Ryan! Do all those cubs have radios in them? How do you communicate for the formation?
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PostSubject: Re: ALS flyover - Poteet, Texas April 4, 2009   ALS flyover - Poteet, Texas April 4, 2009 EmptyMon Apr 06, 2009 11:09 am

Yes, we have radios. We also use hand and aircraft signals such as dipping a wing in the direction of the turn.

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