Fingertip formation | Article about fingertip formation by The Free Dictionary
A four-aircraft formation like the fingertips of a hand held horizontally. It can be either left or right fingertips. Also called a fingerfour formation
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The last formation used the standard "fingertip formation
" to do the missing-man pull.
The flight joined up in fingertip formation
over the target and made one final pass.
In close fingertip formation
, turbulence, small stick movements, or heading changes by the flight lead could create enough closure to rapidly result in collision.