I have many great shots that I have taken while I have been up in the cockpit. None are "formation" flights. It IS
unusual to get three a/c at the same time like that, but it does happen. As mentioned before, there are 6 tracks across the Atlantic. At any given point you can have as many as 3 a/c stacked with the minimum 1000 foot separation.
I have taken pix with one a/c either above or below us. As far as both being 777 for CO
, so what, CO
flies a lot of 777 to Europe. That would be like being surprised to see 2 744 for NW
at once over the Pacific. If anyone ever got the camera out, you can see a number of our 744 going to Japan because they all leave at times that have them separated by only minutes. Out of DTW
you get 11/85/71 and 69 and then you have 17 from JFK
that falls in line.. and others.....
Damn cool pix