USA Formation?

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  1. Matt308

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    Claimed to be an Air Force training squadron flying in a "USA" formation over the control tower "Taj Mahal" (HQ building) of Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    Why does this look fake to me?
     

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    Great catch. I guess what clued me in was, (1) that's a buttload of F-16s and (2) they would have to be climbing to get that perspective.
     
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    Still a nice picture though.
     
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    i'd never seen it before but yes it does look very fake, good catch with the other site though!
     
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    In this case you're probably right but don't forget that you can have a relatively high angle of attack with a nose high attitude and still be flying level... it's all relative to each aircraft.
     
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    Right. But maintain that complex of a formation amongst all pilots at a high AOA? Hell they are F-16s with triply redundant flight control computers. They are flying upside down too!:)

    And does anyone think the tip of the A looks like an F-100 and next row like an F-5/T-38? I figured it was just an anomaly in the digital pic.
     
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    I guess it is a bloody fake...
     
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    Yeap that was proven...
     
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    Someone e-mailed the USA Formation pic to me. I looked all over the Randolph AFB website, and couldn't find anything about it. I believe it is bogus.
     
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    it is... as has been established already..............
     
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