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User currently offlineSlinker From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Hey everyone.

There's a maneuver I've seen footage of several times but don't know the name of. It's when a pair of planes in formation will split with one climbing and the other banking to the left or right. Anyone know what that's called?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

The Thunderbirds do a cross-over break. They fly towards the crowd in a line abreast and appear to turn into each other. In reality, one is lagging so it isn't as close as dangerous as it appears.
Gary
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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

The closest thing I can think of to what you are describing is the missing man formation, but its got some differences to what you describe.

And F4wso that is true, so do the Angels, but in either case they do not climb after the maneuver but stay at the same altitude and depart in opposite directions.

I've been to a ton of airshows and I can't think of a manuever with a name that is as he describes it.



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User currently offlineSlinker From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

If it helps, it's a maneuver that's frequently used when closing with bandits.

User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

High Yo Yo is a Basic Fighter Maneuver for decreasing angle off on a bandit. The offensive fighter brings the nose up , out of the plane of maneuvering, to to dissipate excess energy. If the offensive fighter is at a lower energy state, the Low Yo Yo is used. The offensive fighter goes out of plane beneath the turn circle of the defensive fighter using gravity to regain a competitive energy state.

This is all I can come up for what you describe.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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