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(4:44) Passengers on Virgin America were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime view when they were joined by Virgin Galactic's White Knight and Spaceship 2 on route to San Francisco. (2011)

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Guest: George Nolta (1195 days ago)

Why in the world would the FAA allow this close contact? It violates all kinds of FAA flight regulations.

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Why in the world would the FAA allow this close contact? It violates all kinds of FAA flight regulations.

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cengland0 cengland0 (1195 days ago)

I'm not an FAA expert but I'm curious what FAA regulation you believe was violated here. Formation flying is allowed and common. From my understanding, you just need to get ATC approval beforehand.

The regulations are covered by section 2-1-13 in the latest ATC order dated 4/3/2014. It specifies what all the ATC operators must do when approving a formation and what to do when they break up.

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I'm not an FAA expert but I'm curious what FAA regulation you believe was violated here. Formation flying is allowed and common. From my understanding, you just need to get ATC approval beforehand.

The regulations are covered by section 2-1-13 in the latest ATC order dated 4/3/2014. It specifies what all the ATC operators must do when approving a formation and what to do when they break up.

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Guest: Beau Guest (1195 days ago)

Sure. But you're still wrong.

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Sure. But you're still wrong.

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cengland0 cengland0 (1195 days ago)

Which part of my statement was wrong?

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Which part of my statement was wrong?

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Guest: (1194 days ago)

Fuckin Yanks would sicken your hole! "Awesome"

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Fuckin Yanks would sicken your hole! "Awesome"

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This is where the hippy usurer's missing tax goes...

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