Found this post on reddit and thought to share it here.
A player, razor792, was escorted by a group of ships (a feature thought not to exist in the game) and here's how he described it:
"...I took off from a trading post, every other ship there also took off and started travelling with me out of the atmosphere, I initially thought that I was just flying along their path, so I turn around an flew back down and noticed they all quickly did the same thing, I even landed again and they just circled the trading post until I took off again and they continued to follow me, I tried flying low and flying into things and they just slowly followed above me for me to stop messing around, tried getting them to crash into each other but no dice and I eventually decided to just leave the planet and head to the space station, it was only when I entered the space station that they stopped following me and went back to doing their own thing."
I haven't seen anything like that. Then again, I'm not sure if I've ever flown off while other ships were there (I suppose I must have). Also, I tend to be fairly oblivious to what's happening around me, so maybe I just didn't notice. If only it could be reproduced, so we knew what triggers it. I wonder if landing on a particular pad sets it off.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson