Last week I posted photos of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing 40C flying in formation. They looked unreal, but were very much real. Many asked “how’d they do that?”
Well, very carefully. From the AntiqueAirfield website, “The plan was for the Boeing 787 to intercept our flight of three with an overtake on our right side with the Boeing 40 in the foreground and 787 Dreamliner in the background of the photo. The Bonanza was lead for our flight of 3. Two conference calls with Boeing flight test were conducted the morning of the flight to confirm details. The Boeing 787 was light and could overtake us dirty at approximately 150 kts and clean at 190 knots. Our flight of 3 was stabilized at 90 knots. This would provide a 3-7 second photo window during each overtake pass.”
Found via IAM751 — Thanks!