Just got back from Paris today and saw the post about watching lead. In my plane the PIC seat is in the right side and I always had lead in sight (if not you breakout or go lost wingman if in WX.) Some background on me. I am a USAF military trained pilot, flew C-141's and then was a T-37B Instructor Pilot at Sheppard
AFB training guys from all over our NATO allies countries in the ENJJPT Pilot training program. (ENJJPT stands for Euro Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training, and is used by all of our Nato Allies). I have alot of hours in formation flying and just love it. That was one of the reasons for building the RV. (I really wanted an 8 bad but my wife will not sit there in the back looking at the back of my head).
So when your #2, your job is to just be there and tell Lead that he's on fire!!!
Anyhow, I was 2-ship and 4-ship Lead qualified and we actually flew 3 foot fingertip in the weather!! So if you ever want to go Fly formation just give me a call....It'll be fun.
Thanks for looking at my PICs--I'm really happy with the way the RV turned out, It's a great all around airplane.