Monday, October 14, 2013

Government Not Required

If you haven't heard about it yet, a group of RV'ers recently got together to set a world record for the largest aircraft formation.  Sounds like fun hu?  Well, what number did you think of when I said "group"?
49, that's the correct answer.  I believe they started out hoping for 45 or 46 but ended up with the greater number of 49.  Whatever the case, I have to admit, the formation is something to see.  It's not their first record though.
Many of the RV pilots involved in this effort have been breaking formation records for years. This one though had something special going for it.  The flight was held in support of breast cancer awareness and the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Furthermore, it was done as a flyover for the national anthem during the beginning of the Chiefs vs Raiders game.  This of course is the reason for the title, "Government Not Required".
It just goes to show you what ordinary citizens can do, on so many levels, when left to themselves.  With the absence of government aircraft, a better show was had while less money was spent and more good was done.  It therefore stands as a great example of the American spirit.
If you would like to see more photos or videos of the flight, check out this link.
And here's a video of the coordination effort during the flight.

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