The farther the wingman's nose is pointed behind the lead, the more rapidly his nose-to-tail distance will
increase. The lonqer his nose is pointed behind the lead, the more nose-to-tail is increased.
The wingman varies g to obtain 1,000 ft of nose-to-tail separation during the first half of the turn and then
pulls onto the lead's radius of turn until the roll-out. The lead completes the breakup turn, levels his wings,
and maintains rendezvous airspeed.
The wingman rolls out of the turn in trail behind the lead with 1,000 ft of nose-to-tail at rendezvous air-
speed. To avoid the lead's jetwash, the wingman should fly slightly stepped up. The wingman must not
adjust power to compensate for nose-to-tail error in trail; rather he should maintain rendezvous airspeed
and correct for being long or short in trail during the rendezvous portion of the exercise. This is an
opportune time to perform a "15 minute" report as in the FAM stage. Report this to the IP over the ICS
To rendezvous (Figure 25), the lead waits ten seconds or as briefed, and rolls into a 30-degree AOB turn in
either direction. After the lead initiates his turn and is approximately 10-20 degrees left or right of the nose,
the wingman rolls into no more than a 45-degree AOB turn, adding power, if required, to establish 10 KIAS
of closure while moving out to the bearing line.