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Royal NZ Aero Club
The RNZAC Compile briefing material for formation flying instruction, and made it available to members.
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I am pleased to advise that steps have already been taken to improve the teaching of formation flying to instructors and club pilots in the following way:

Mini Seminar: A group of 16 pilots took part in a discussion on formation flying held at Ashburton on 4 July. Basis for the discussion was the article in the June 1992 "Flight Safety" magazine. The author, Mrs Pam Collings, was present and the discussion proved to be a valuable exercise. Many of those present were experienced formation pilots.

With the information already to hand (which has been effectively collated in the Flight Safety article) the RNZAC plans to produce instructional material for the information of its members and any others who might find it useful.

It is hoped that a training course for instructors will be run at CFS, RNZAF Base Wigram, at some time during the year. Formation flying will be a major focus.

I am sure these steps as outlined above will prove to be a useful addition to the pursuit of flight safety which is to the fore in the aims of the RNZAC and its members.
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