The first time I witnessed a 'missing man formation' was at the funeral of my grandfather, who flew the B Mitchell during World War II. He died in an airplane crash at the age of 74 and my family gathered with his aviation community at Santa Paula Airport for his memorial. At the ceremony, we looked to the sky as a group of planes from the Condor Squadron flew overhead. One of the planes banked away, leaving an empty space in the formation. The "missing man formation" has evolved throughout history, but today, there are two main variations. The first is the one held at my grandfather's memorial: a group of planes roars low overhead, then one pulls up spectacularly from the rest, leaving his or her space in the formation empty to represent the fallen pilot. In the second, the flight takes off entirely without the missing pilot — this formation is less common. Depending on the flight, the pilot's actual space where he would have flown may be left empty; otherwise, it is most common for the 'missing man' to fly the second element leader's position, whether in a finger-four formation a "V" with the left leg longer than the right or, as the Thunderbirds perform it in the video below, a six-aircraft flight.
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The missing man formation sometimes instead flyby , flypast , flyover or overflight is an aerial salute performed as part of a flypast of aircraft at a funeral or memorial event, typically in memory of a fallen pilot, a well-known military service member or veteran , or a well-known political figure. Several variants of the formation are seen. The formation most commonly used in the United States is based on the " finger-four " aircraft combat formation composed of two pairs of aircraft. The second element leader and his wingman fly to his right. The formation flies over the ceremony low enough to be clearly seen and the second element leader abruptly pulls up out of the formation while the rest of the formation continues in level flight until all aircraft are out of sight. In an older variant, the formation is flown with the second element leader position conspicuously empty.
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I'm not quite bitter but a tad fed up as have given up family, career, friends and started afresh x 2 again to be left alone at the other side of the planet with two young kids, moving house and setting up home with just 4 suitcases. Who knows, but I think it was especially hard for the moms of young men. She sacrificed two years of her life to convert people to the religion. Oh well, I'll just pretend she's not mormon and see what happens. I would suggest having a list of chores that need to be done, and anyone can check them off. We've been together for a little over a year, after having a pretty severe break at right after the 1 year mark. Being independent is sexy to these men who endure grueling hours, tons of paperwork and politics AND operate. Most of them have affairs.