Well, there’s a group of guys in Kansas City who do some formation flying in their own planes, who decided they’d volunteer to pick up the slack.
They invited a couple of other groups to join them, and before they knew it, they had 48 guys with their own airplanes signing up to join in.
If they had more time, they probably would have gotten an even larger group as people kept joining and a 49th was added near the event.
One additional feature of the flyover was the use of pink smoke for cancer awareness.
The folks from the Guinness Book were there and are expected to confirm it as the largest formation flight ever.