Re: [Mid-Island-Pilots-Club-Email] Trivia question

From: Sam K.
Sent on: Friday, April 12, 2013 9:32 AM
I like Larry's answer..
SAM
 
In a message dated 4/12/2013 8:16:40 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:


Strictly a guess, but I would think that if the lead descends (without a power change) he'll pick up speed and move away from you (horizontally), not toward you.

-lr


On 4/11/[masked]:24 PM, Joe Waldman wrote:
My son just asked me why that, when flying in formation with another airplane, I always prefer the position of wingman, and regardless of the speed capability of the other aircraft, I always approach from behind & lower.
 
I’m realizing... I’m wondering if any of you can figure out why... (besides the fact that I don’t trust any of you...lol)  because there certainly is another very good reason.
 
So give this some thought...   
 
Other than visibility, what is the inherent safety advantage of the wingman being lower & behind the lead aircraft?
 
(please don’t just shoot from the hip on this one... its not really that hard to figure out)
 
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