LOL..I'll trade you a night shift for a 2-year old...
Sometimes I get a double whammy and get the night shift AND watching my son the next day all day.. Talk about tired..
You always give great information Ice and are a valuable source of information..
The up-side is that when I fall asleep, I am not easy to wake up. So I get a full 6-8hours sleep when I get home. And when my kids were younger, I would wake up fresh in the morning, wondering why my wife looked so beat up... much to her annoyance
When a few people said I was wrong, I just though "no, no, they just don't understand what I'm saying..." but when you and Paul and Einstein and Weasel started echoing each other, I knew I missed something. Hehehe...
Anyway, one "challenge" of flying formation is to actually find a lead who knows how to fly formation. Yes, the lead aircraft needs to know how to fly in formation as well. So many times I've flown wingtip to a guy who goes 100% throttle en-route... or banks without warning... or dives to engage targets without warning, and without giving YOU a target. Very annoying. But if you find the proper lead pilot, one who flies at 80-95% throttle, slows down even more when taking the inside of a turn or speeds up when taking the outside, gives you a heads up on an upcoming maneuver, establishes proper orbit, gives proper handover of targets, and flies a good ingress/egress to/from target, and takes you back to base in formation for a formation landing, the immersion factor goes up 100x.