We were joined soon thereafter by the rest of tonight's team…Chief, Kotori, and FourSpeed. This gave us five, which was just right for a nice "V" formation. Our group loops didn't look so good at first…but after Jim took the lead, we were getting in fairly tight and staying pretty much together. I had to leave shortly after that…so the photos are kind of thin tonight.
I did notice tonight that the D 7F is giving all of us a little trouble to one degree or another. I suppose that this is due to the fact that we probably don't fly it that often in real life. My thought for next week is to start off with some brief formation flying…then move that formation into a combat circle and kick some collective tail. This might just give us all a chance to become "one" with our aircraft. Once we get more fluid in our combat flying of the D 7F, we might get a few steps closer to mastering the plane and be better able to feel our flight and become more instinctive in our maneuvers. Just a thought.
Thanks for those of you that flew tonight. I know that there are several others that would like to fly with us, but being more towards the west coast, don't get home from work until way after 5:00 PDT. We might think about shifting our start time an hour, from 8:00 EDT to 9:00 EDT. Just another thought.