Safe formation requires strict adherence to
established procedure - this is at least as important as the flying
skill sets. Establishing trust among formation pilots is critical,
and the most important aspect of trust is
knowing what everyone will do in any given situation.
So, before you ever strap on an aircraft
to participate in a formation sortie, you should be fully
versed in all the standards and procedures for civilian
formation flying. You can download all the relevant
formation reference documentation for RV type aircraft here.
FFI Manual v4
West Coast Formation Training Guide v1.1
Simple Briefing Sheet
West Coast Ravens
Rocky Mountain Renegades
Aeroshell Formation Aerobatic Flight Team
Lima Lima Flight Team
Formation Flying, Inc.
Vans Air Force (Formation
FAST (Formation And Safety Team)