Long before I was a pilot, I poured over the articles in Flying magazine. One of my favorite Flying editors, Pia Bergqvist, is also a Mooney pilot and joined us in Yuma, Arizona for the 5th annual formation clinic there. I first learned to fly formation at that clinic 5 years ago.
Pia wrote a fantastic article on formation flying in the May 2018 issue of Flying titled Learn to Fly Formation like the Pros
There’s a bunch of wonderful pictures in the article, including a nice one of our airplane leading a 4-ship echelon (the photographer is in the #4 airplane)