World record 50-ship formation over NASCAR at Phoenix International Raceway
There are a lot of ways to celebrate a golden anniversary. Phoenix International Raceway folks? They wanted planes. 50 of 'em. Over NASCAR. How cool is that?
Yesterday, Mr. T and 49 of his friends flew formation during the opening ceremonies of The Profit NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Although I'm still smarting over not being there in person, I joined friends and family watching the coverage on TV.
I am so, so, so proud of T and company for executing a safe flight. A safe world-record breaking flight, mind you. It's remarkable to think about 50 pilots coming together from across the country--some from formation teams like the West Coast Ravens and KC Flight--and putting together a formation of this magnitude. These folks are civilians (although many have military backgrounds) who by and large fly for fun, but dedicate a ton of time and personal resources to formation training and performances like this one.
And I was thrilled to see such generous coverage on mainstream TV. Love to see general aviation making positive headlines!
The proudest wife in the world
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