Family Flight – 5 Airbus Commercial Planes Flying Like Fighters

by planetMitch4 Comments

While this may not be the most amazing video ever shot, and these commercial planes don't do ‘fighter' rolls and such, but I was intrigued by the behind-the-scenes – and they appeared to be using Canon Cinema EOS series cameras for at least part of the video recording.

I was thinking about the amount of planning that went into recording this flyover for Airbus… note I used to work for Boeing so this was maybe a little more intriguing than it would be for the average guy or gal.

There were a lot of people involved and not only did the pilots have to do planning, but the entire video crew had a lot to think about (as well as praying for great weather).

Do you plan your shoots out like they did? Do you story board your projects?

“Family flight” – Five A350 XWBs together in flight


Airbus Commercial planes

Via Youtube Description:

The five test and development A350-900s took to the skies for a formation flight in September 2014, bringing together all of the aircraft used for Airbus’ successful campaign leading to certification of this latest Airbus widebody jetliner

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. I thought I was watching something related to film-making, turned out to be just a publicity stunt for airbus and a waste of 6 minutes of my life, why was this even posted here?

  2. AegeanFilms sorry you didn’t like it… maybe it was my history working for Boeing that made it more interesting… but I shared my reasons for posting in the story.

  3. You are right, this is not an amazing video, but the []effort put in by the video production team[/url] for planning and execution was commendable. It was definitely worth a watch. It is not like we see something like this every day. Thanks for sharing.

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