Airbus’ five A350-900 test aircraft took to the skies for an impressive formation flight on 29 September 2014. These A350 XWB jetliners accumulated a combined total of more than 2,600 flight test hours during the successful campaign leading to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certification for this next-generation widebody.
Clip made in honor of the Embraer T-27 Tucano, used since 1983 for training Brazilian Air Force pilots. The term “Ad Astra” is stamped on the arms of the 1st Flight Education Squadron, and is an excerpt from the Latin exhortation “Macte Animo Generose Puer, Sic Itur Ad Astra”, which means, in free translation: “Young, cheer up! This is the way to the skies.”
Project, filming and editing: Plinio Lins Brandão Veas, with a Canon 60D, T5i and GoPro Hero3 (pilot scene).
Done in collaboration with the Brazilian Air Force.
Music by Peter Mc Isaac, with web license.
Between July 30th and August 2nd, Brazilian National Aerobatic Championship took place at the Brazilian Air Force Academy (AFA), home of the Brazilian Air Force Aerobatic Demonstration Team – “Esquadrilha da Fumaça” (Smoke Squadron), and also home of the squadrons responsible for the early instruction of Air Force’s young cadets. This was possible after a partnership between CBA (Brazilian Committee for Aerial Competitions and Aerobatics) and officers of Brazilian Air Force. In this event, second one organized by CBA, one of the highlights was the presence of Mr John Gaillard, from South Africa, Chief Judge of WAC 2013.