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49 Plane Formation Flyover / Kansas city chiefs.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by PatMiles, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

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    This video is remarkable. How they worked it out with Homeland Security, FAA and all the other government protectors is remarkable. These are radio-controlled MODEL airplanes. No small feat!The budget cuts have eliminated military flyovers at large events. But, there's a group of guys in Kansas City who do formation-flying on their own who decided to pick up the slack. They invited a couple of other groups to join them for with 48 guys using their homemade RC airplanes. If they had more time, they probably would have an even larger group as people kept joining; they had a 49th added near the event. One additional feature of the flyover was the use of pink smoke for cancer awareness.

    WAY COOL!!

    Arrowhead Stadium, 49 plane flyover - YouTube
     
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  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Very cool.
     
  3. Bighoss

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    Some formation flyer out there, please explain to us laymen just how difficult it is to pull that off?
     
  4. Donnie W

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    In flying RC that is very difficult to do, Because of the distance you are from the airplane and to be able to keep that good of a formation is remarkable. Flying over the top of that stadium
    guessing they would have lost sight for a little bit.
     
  5. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    That was cool
     
  6. SBray

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    Wow! I would have liked to have seen that display.

    Steve
     
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    Way COOL!!! My question is why you see nothing from the media on such a neat thing done by ordinary folks.
     
  8. Leo

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    Pretty impressive display, thanks for posting.
     
  9. z520

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    I'm going to call BS on that one. Radio control airplanes are a line-of-sight operation. This makes a 49 model airplane formation over a stadium a virtual impossibility. Also there is not a government agency in this country that would allow you to put an entire Stadium full of people In Harm's Way .
     
  10. Bighoss

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    Have to agree that the degree of difficulty borders on the edge of impossible. Which is why I asked for comment from real pilots with formation flying experience.
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

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  12. z520

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    These are real airplanes with real pilots. These are not radio-controlled model airplanes. You can Google it and watch the flight from the cockpit of one of the airplanes
     
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    Either way, that was a cool formation. GO CHIEFS!
     
  14. CharlieAMA

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    Way too cool. Thanks for posting.
     
  15. Bighoss

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    The RV's are kit aircraft you assemble yourself. A fast, nimble, sport plane.
     
  16. likes-to-shoot

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    Is this the video?

     
  17. Frank C

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