Human Factor wrote:I did my formation training in the Yak-52 years ago. Lovely. Still do it when I can, although I prefer 2xChang when it can be arranged.
I occasionally instruct formation for CRM and the T67 in 160hp form is more challenging. I would go so far as to say the T67 is a good basic formation training platform because of its limitations.
I can definitely see that.
I found the formation course initially quite challenging.
The first time I got to try out my new skills, post-course, was in my CAP a few months later and I was a bit wary, assuming that my skills would have degraded, but actually it felt easy in comparison and well within my comfort zone.
It is like learning to fly aerobatics in something a bit more challenging rather than going straight to a Pitts or an Extra, which both make it too easy. I think it broadens your capabilities a bit further.