posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by ProudBird
Fair enuf - I'm sure they do if they so choose.
Civilian a/c can also fly together in close formation for aerobatics or just transiting in formation - but it is a skill that has to be trained
For example I know that in New Zealand airspace there is no requirement for a formation flying approval per se, but any such flying has to be arranged
before you do it - it cannot be done ad hoc in flight. And some organisations (flying clubs) have a "no formation flying" rule, while others will
allow it after you complete their course or if you have an approval from another organisation they are happy with.
And in lieu of any of the above normal separation rules will apply (whatever those are)
In the case in point no-one actually knows who or what they were - they MIGHT have been some military jets in a close-ish formation - that seems like
the most likely explanation, but it is not the only possible one, and the constant contradiction - they must be, they can't be, etc. is just silly.
It is not actually proof of anything at all.
edit on 25-3-2012 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)