The missing man formation is an aerial salute performed as part of a flypast of aircraft at a funeral or memorial event, typically in memory of a fallen pilot, a well-known military service member or veteran, or a well-known political figure.[1][2] The formation is often called the "missing man flyby" or "flypast".[3]

The missing man formation is an aerial salute performed as part of a flyover of aircraft at a funeral or memorial event, typically in memory of a fallen pilot

Missing Man Formation by Swift Museum Foundation

Missing man formation performed by Swift Museum Foundation members at Creve Coeur Airport June 2012

the_ww2_memoirs Staff Sergeant Jayson Smart of the 305th Bomb Group immediately after a mission in August 1943. A splinter cut his brow during the mission and blood has streaked his face in the shape of his oxygen mask. The day this photograph was taken, Smart had flown as a waist gunner on the B-17 'Big Bust' on a mission to the Ruhr Valley in Germany. It was the first daylight operation to the Ruhr, which had acquired the grimly humorous moniker 'Happy Valley' due to the scale of German…

the_ww2_memoirs Staff Sergeant Jayson Smart of the 305th Bomb Group immediately after a mission in August 1943. A splinter cut his brow during the mission and blood has streaked his face in the shape of his oxygen mask. The day this photograph was taken, Smart had flown as a waist gunner on the B-17 'Big Bust' on a mission to the Ruhr Valley in Germany. It was the first daylight operation to the Ruhr, which had acquired the grimly humorous moniker 'Happy Valley' due to the scale of German…

Missing Man formation Helicopter Flyover War Memorlal Ottawa, On November 11 2011

Missing Man formation Helicopter Flyover War Memorlal Ottawa, On November 11 2011

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Fantastic flyover in Missing Man Formation during the memorial service.

Fantastic flyover in Missing Man Formation during the memorial service.

Group gathered at the beach to witness the fly-by, distribution of ashes, and missing man formation for her final farewell.

Group gathered at the beach to witness the fly-by, distribution of ashes, and missing man formation for her final farewell.

Missing Man formation in honor of Blue Angel Captian Kuss flown by the GEICO Skytypers today at the airshow in Smyrna.

Missing Man formation in honor of Blue Angel Captian Kuss flown by the GEICO Skytypers today at the airshow in Smyrna.

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The Blue Angels perform the "Missing Man" formation to honor Midshipman Justin Zemser, who was killed in the north Philadelphia train derailment May 12, 2015.

The Blue Angels perform the "Missing Man" formation to honor Midshipman Justin Zemser, who was killed in the north Philadelphia train derailment May

Original concert poster for Vince Welnick and Missing Man Formation in San Francisco, CA. Hand-Signed by artist Stanley Mouse. 11 x 17 inches on thin paper.

Original concert poster for Vince Welnick and Missing Man Formation in San Francisco, CA. Hand-Signed by artist Stanley Mouse. 11 x 17 inches on thin paper.

Members of the World Team join together in a missing man formation during a jump April 3, 2014, after one of the group died during a jump earlier in the day.

4 April 2014 Skydivers form a missing man formation in Eloy, Arizona Reuters/Henry Wiggers/Handout via Reuters

SINGAPORE - The "Missing Man" formation by the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights, one of the most anticipated elements of the State Funeral procession for Mr Lee Kuan Yew, was not performed on Sunday.

SINGAPORE - The "Missing Man" formation by the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights, one of the most anticipated elements of the State Funeral procession for Mr Lee Kuan Yew, was not performed on Sunday.

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