Formation Flying, Inc.
FFI derives its authority from this document, which is submitted to and accepted by the FAA as part of a recurrent accreditation process. All FFI compliant training and evaluations are in accordance with the Program Manual V3 FEB 10 2018
Flying procedures and standards are critically important to formation operations. The Formation Guide V3.2 MAR 15 2020 is a definitive source and an essential HOW-TO of safe formation flying. While the Guide assumes a Vans RV type aircraft, the prevalance of other aircraft used in formation flying have resulted in the development of Type Supplements. These, and other Supplement categories complement, and are intended to be used along with the Guide.
Evolving formation standards and safety requirements have demanded changes to the Guide over the years. Some pilots have had difficulty adopting those changes, and certain common errors are frequently encountered. The Summary of Changes and Common Errors JUL 2018 will help experienced formation pilots and newbies alike avoid those errors.
Airshow Operations Supplement
This document helps an aspiring airshow pilot learn the unique
regulations and procedural requirements he or she can expect to
encounter when flying at airshows or Aviation Events that are
conducted under a Certificate of Waiver (CoW, or "waivered
airspace"). Pilots seeking an FFI checkride must be fully
versed in, and able to discuss all aspects of the
Airshow Ops Supplement FEB 10 2018
The documentation, standards and forms required to conduct an
FFI checkride for a Wingman, Flight Lead or Check Pilot
credential, upgrade a Flight Lead for a Large Formation Flight
Lead endorsement, and the FFI Annual Activity Report, have been
compiled into the
Evaluation Supplement FEB 10 2018
FAA Order 8900.1 Volume 3, Chapter 6, Section 1 CHG 694 Revised 02/27/2020
AIM guidance regarding transponder and ADS-B usage in formation (see para 4-1-20(a)(5))
FAA National Aviation Events Program Resources
FFI 8900.1 Airshow Education
2019 FAA Letter of Authorization for FFI Program and Manual revision 3.0