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 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]

Air Chief flies Dhanoa 'Missing Man' formation

Air Chief flies Dhanoa 'Missing Man' formation

IAF Chief Takes To The Skies, Leads The ‘Missing Man’ Formation Flypast

IAF Chief Takes To The Skies, Leads The ‘Missing Man’ Formation Flypast

missing man formation by ~F-14D on deviantART

missing man formation by ~F-14D on deviantART

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.

Missing Man formation

Missing Man formation

Fantastic flyover in Missing Man Formation during the memorial service.

Fantastic flyover in Missing Man Formation during the memorial service.

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 12, 2015.

Missing Man Formation by Swift Museum Foundation

Missing Man Formation by Swift Museum Foundation

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