My other thought about the baton (or in Branson speak 'batan') passing is that it seemed that the whole thing was decided by the pilots. Either they could/would fly the planes close enough and they could pass the baton or the pilots wouldn't get close enough.
Admittedly climbing out on top of those wings was a fairly gutsy thing to do.
All in all while this is a combination of many other reality shows, I don't fel it measured up to any of them. The best part is watching Branson enjoy himself so much.
oh and whoever the "I'll eat Heather's soul" girl is, from the promos, has got to go.