Fly like a fighter: Lost wingman vertigo
from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
According to author Larry Brown: Flying in close formation through the weather, there was always the possibility that the wingman would lose sight of the leader. With wingtips only 3 feet apart, we were trained to turn away and immediately transition to looking inside at our own instruments. I was going through T-38 instructor training and was flying a formation training sortie. I was the lead for the first half and so I got a good hack on the weather all the way to the area. The ceiling was around 800 feet with solid clouds up to around 15,000 feet. With the wingman in close formation all the way up, it would be my turn on the wing all the way down.
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