Introducing the Swan Formation Team

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  1. AIRIC

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    The Swan Formation Team are currently in practice for the 2006 airshow season and are taking bookings.

    They are seen here during a practice display at the Orillia Seaplane Base which will be their home for the 2006 season.

    First pass in Arrow formation
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    The second pass will see the formation break into two groups of two for single passes.
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    Formation lead and No.2 make a nice photo pass. While the act has an audio commentary no speaking will take place during this pass so spectators can hear the wonderful flapping of the wings as they go by.
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    Then 3 and 4 follow close in a tight echelon pass displaying the underside.
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    Swan 1 and 2 prepare for a head-on dirty pass with gear and flaps hanging down while No.3 flies a clean configuration to show the difference.
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    The closing passes will follow. Lead and No.2 making a high-speed pass down centre-stage while 3 and 4 glide past. This will provide and excellent photo opportunity for the spectators.
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    Due to airspace restrictions and venue configurations the team may or may not choose to land for static photos and autographs. By the start of the 2006 season they will have performed the mandatory 25 practice shows that will have no high-energy passes towards the spectators for their safety. They are also working closely with the Department of Transport for a low altitude waver that will allow them to make passes as low as five feet. If this is not available all passes will be performed above the 100ft minimum altitude at a distance no closer then 200ft from the spectator line.

    As you can tell I have way to much time on my hands today :)

    Enjoy,

    Eric
     
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    This is brilliant Airic. Very well done. Thanks for the chuckle too. Oh...are they performing at the airshow during the Exhibition? :lol:
     
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    awsome shots u got there.
     
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    good eye Eric.....all are well done!
     
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    No, they can't get in the mandatory 25 practices in before the CNE airshow next weekend.

    Eric
     
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    Lmao :lol:. What a great post. Nicely done.
     
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    :lol: this is hilarious. nice shots. :lol:
     
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    ohh eric, this has to be the funniest thing i have read in ages....dang boy, i love when you have time on your hands...

    thank you for the laughing.. i needed it today....

    cool cool commentary......can i book these guy for an arkansas air show? do they eat grits???
     
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    Great job, even the commentary I feel almost mentorish.
     
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    Too good Eric ... Great!! :mrgreen:
     
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    lmao!!! That was great! Some really fine shots there, too... :thumbup:

    That's one of my favorite sounds in the world, btw.....listening to them call to each other when they fly over my house in formation. :heart:
     
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    LoL AIRIC :lol:

    shauna
     

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