My Most Exciting Flight – Flying Inside Saudi AirShow Formation Flight

This is probably the most exciting flight I've been on this year! I was flying inside two of the four Saudi commercial airliners that participated in the Saudi 91st National Day Airshow 2021.

The four Saudi Airliners involved in the formation are:

  • Saudia B787-9 (Call sign: Falcon 1),
  • Saudia B777-300/ER in Retro Livery (Call sign: Falcon 2),
  • Flyadeal A320neo (Call sign: Falcon 3),
  • Flynas A320 (Call sign: Falcon 4).

On day 1 of the rehearsal, I flew inside Saudia B777-300/ER Retro 75th anniversary special livery (registration HZ-AK28). The pilots explained the special flying procedure of formation. The 4 airliners were flying with just 200 feet separation which require precision planning and discipline.

On day 2, I flew inside Flyadeal new A320neo to film other formation aircraft. I was treated to some amazing and incredible air-to-air flying footage of Saudia B777 and B787.

The 91st Saudi National Day AirShow was held in Jeddah on 20 Sept, Riyadh on 23 Sept, and Damman on 25 Sept.