CF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5259 times:
I know number 8 is the opposing solo. So when they do their opposing aileron rolls it seems that 8 is not the luckiest number. However if I remember correctly the other snowbirds have perished while doing the opposing passes as well. The one where the lead solo dives right up in between all 5 aircraft. If you look at the diagram here, they are both on the outward tips for the left turns which gives them a bit more work.