Back in July of 2020, I had an opportunity to do a quick, but fun photo shoot with a couple of friends.
Erick O'Connor and Steve Hurlbut are local pilots in Cold Lake and they own an Harmon F1 Rocket and Vans RV-8, respectively.
The flight was a formation proficiency flight, while buzzing some friends fishing, and a spin over Cold Lake. Before that, Erick and Steve made several formation passes at the Cold Lake Regional Airport.
Formation flying is nothing new to these guys, as they are both actively serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, during the week.
Steve has a Youtube channel called Stu's Aircraft Factory. Video from this flight was shot from Steve's perspective. Click on the link below to watch. Formation Practice
Steve has since sold the RV-8, but you can follow along on his channel, as he builds an RV-4.
This shoot was a great way to end a week-long trip to Cold Lake. Can't wait to get back up there.
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