Sixteen West Coast Ravens
West Coast Ravens, Van's RV-6 and RV-8 in formation at the California Capital Airshow.
The West Coast Ravens is a group of pilots from all over the west coast (CA, OR, WA, NV) who fly their homebuilt RV airplanes in formation at air shows and various other aviation events. While we are not affiliated with the military (although some of our pilots are former military) all of their pilots are trained and evaluated according to strict formation flying standards that were developed by the U.S. Air Force and Navy. They fly with a degree of discipline and precision that is nearly unparalleled in any other realm of civilian aviation. they are not a "rag tag" group of airplanes flying "near" each other, but rather a demonstration of sheer skill and dedication to the art of formation flying.