25 JUN 2003
Air Force Formation
F0202 (Air Force Formation Exam).
a. General. This stage will introduce Air Force
fighter/bomber students to the mentality required in the Air
Force T-38 flight-training environment, both in the air and on
the ground. This is a six-flight block with no check ride.
Emphasis in the Air Force Formation stage is Air Force Formation
procedures involving instrument flying, area awareness, and
energy management. IPs should let the student do as much of the
b. Restrictions. All formation missions shall be flown
two-ship. Students will fly as both lead and wing. Students
will wear oxygen mask and be "hot mic" the entire flight.
c. Pattern Training. Pattern training uses the USAF closed
pattern at a tower-controlled field. The student must maintain
pattern and landing proficiency.
d. Seating. Students shall occupy the front seat for all
sorties in the block.
e. Students shall do all situational EPs in the Air Force
f. The student that leads out will then be wing back,
training requirements permitting. Students shall plan to depart
home field via Departure Procedures and recover at home field
via an instrument approach as a formation to a formation landing
g. Students will use radial/DME and altitude blocks to