Bovenaanzicht van de Echelon Formation
Echelon Formation

The Echelon position is the basis of many different formations. All airplanes fly at the same level, one plane’s wing at 1.5 meters from another plane’s horizontal stabiliser.

A special part of the Echelon position is the Echelon turn. In a normal formation turn, the outmost airplane flies highest and the innermost airplane lowest. Echelon turns are different: all planes at the exact same moment and remain at the same altitude. You can see how on the rightmost photo below!

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