FlyingPhotog wrote in post #4316364
I probably have the physics wrong but:
The Bug is flying an arc around the outside of the Bearcat's turn radius and therefore has to fly slightly faster to hold station...
So, if this was shot at about 1/125 or so (maybe even a little slower judging by the prop blur...) and you're panning to match the speed of the Bearcat, you aren't panning as fast as the Hornet is flying.
(Ok, so it makes sense in my brain...)
But with most of the Heritage Flight shots I have seen on this and other forums the FJ matches the speed of the slower, piston powered ac, and therefore is in formation with it. To my (simple) mind they should both be in focus - unless, as you say the FJ is moving faster relative to the ac on the inside. In whch case the idea of 2 ac (with different cruise speeds) in formation doesn't really work. Especially as the Bearcat is still one of the fastest piston engined aircraft ever made.
As an aside, what a waste of a back seat -the F-18 is a 2 seater with only one filled!!!!!!!!!!!!