Parade Position: A position defined as the 30-degree bearing, with 5 ft of stepdown, and 3 ft of wingtip
Relative Motion: Any movement of the wingman's aircraft in relation to the lead's.
Rendezvous: Atype of maneuver used to join the flight. (See also, "CV rendezvous," "climbing CV
rendezvous," "running rendezvous," and "TACAN rendezvous.")
Rendezvous Airspeed: An airspeed established by the original lead in the air to provide a constant
reference for maneuvers.
Running Rendezvous: A rendezvous that joins the flight while continuing on course after takeoff.
Section: The basic flying unit used in formation consisting of two aircraft.
Section Penetration: Two aircraft executing an instrument approach in formation.
Section Takeoff: Two aircraft taking off simultaneously in formation.
Stepdown: The vertical distance from the bottom of the lead's aircraft to the bottom of the wingman's
Sucked: A situation where a wingman is behind the bearing line.
Sissy: A pilot who is out of flight parameters.
TACAN Rendezvous: A circular rendezvous used to join a flight at a predetermined point.
Tail-chase Exercise: Demonstrates the relationship between lead and lag pursuit and its effects on
noseto-tail. Flown 1,000 ft in trail.
Trail Position: Positioned directly behind your interval and slightly stepped up. Breakup and
rendezvous utilize a 1,000-ft trail position.
Underrunning: A maneuver providing a safe and orderly method for the wingman to pass below and
behind the lead when excessive closure precludes a normal join-up.