Philippine Air Force (PAF) officer Carlo Emmanuel Canlas, who is currently training in United States, has shared in his Facebook account photos of his “initial formation solo.”
“Thank God for guiding me all the way today on my initial formation solo,” Canlas said. “During the entire flight, I was profusely sweating due to the fact that there’s a higher chance of hitting the other aircraft I was flying with. Formation fingertip position is flown 10 feet away and up to a 90-degree angle of bank during Wing Work. It’s fun but dangerous. Fortunately, I made it back to the ground safely.”
Canlas is the top 5 of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) SALAKNIB (Sanggalang ay Lakas at Buhay na Alay Para sa Kalayaan ng Inang Bayan) Class of 2017 and recipient of Philippine Air Force Saber.