Formation flight

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Term formation flight
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standard military formation

non-standard formation

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a flight consisting of more than one aircraft which, by prior arrangement between the pilots, operates as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting, as well as clearances issued by ATC.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL (2010) EUROCONTROL Specification for harmonized Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT), Ed. 1.3

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