While this position is more sucked than the daytime bearing, it is easier to monitor and allows more
margin for error. If the anti-collision light is close to the wingtip light, you are acute. If you are sucked,
the anti-collision light will appear closer to the tail light than the wingtip light.
When the wingman is close aboard and has broadcast "Lights," the lead turns his anti-collision light off
and his external lights to dim and steady, or as briefed. The wingman executes a normal join-up and
crosses under into the IFR parade turn-away position. When within 100 ft of the lead's aircraft, the
wingman will see closure rate better up close because his external lights will partially illuminate the
The procedures for nighttime IFR parade turns are the same as the daytime IFR procedures
(Figures 45 and 46).