In the second case, the lead passes the crossunder signal to Dash-3. Then, Dash-3 and Dash-4 move
diagonally out the bearing line to leave a slot open for Dash-2. When the lead observes Dash-3 moving
aft, he signals Dash-2 to cross under. Dash-2 performs a W" crossunder on the lead and moves into the
open slot between the lead and Dash-3.
As a wingman, your position relative to the lead during turns in echelon parade is the same as in section
parade turns. When the lead turns into your position, rotate about the lead's axis. When the lead turns
away from your position, rotate about your own longitudinal axis. Because Dash-3 and Dash-4 are farther
from the lead's radius of turn, larger power changes will be required to stay in position.
For training purposes, turns away from echelon are executed at 30 degrees AOB for a minimum of 180
degrees. Turns into the echelon are not normally executed, but, if required, they should be very shallow--
no more than 10 degrees AOB.
BREAKUP AND RENDEZVOUS EXERCISE
Similar to the section breakup and rendezvous exercise, this maneuver is performed IAW the section
procedures with exceptions noted below (refer to Figures 38 and 39).
The lead puts the flight into echelon (Figure 38). As he continues to clear the area, the lead passes the
breakup signal. Dash-2 and Dash-3 pass the signal down the line. The lead performs the breakup as in
section formation. Dash-2 sets the break interval by breaking 2 seconds after the lead and matching his
turn. Dash-3 and Dash-4 will break using the same interval set by Dash-2, making the break interval
symmetric. The wingmen keep the lead on the horizon throughout the break while maintaining airspeed.