SECTION DAYTIME FLIGHT PROCEDURES--BACKGROUND
1. What are the formation lead's responsibilities?
a. Maintain safe and orderly conduct of mission
b. Stay clear of traffic and weather
c. Stay within the briefed operations area
d. Execute checklists
f. Make smooth/consistent changes in power, heading, and altitude
2. What is the signal for "Next signal will be a
question"? ANSWER: Hand cupped behind ear,
3. The wingman sees the lead raise his arm vertically and then drop it smartly below the canopy
rail. What should the wingman do?
ANSWER: Perform section takeoff, i.e., release brakes.
4. You see the lead make the weeping signal and then hold up three fingers vertically. What is he
ANSWER: I'm in trouble because of a fuel malfunction.
SECTION DAYTIME FLIGHT PROCEDURES--GROUND PROCEDURES
5. Why does the lead take the downwind side of the runway?
ANSWER: FOD hazard, jetwash, and wingtip vortices
Why should pilots man their aircraft and start engines at the same time?
ANSWER: To arrive in marshal at approximately the same time with the same amount of fuel
Describe the wingman's actions while taxiing for takeoff during day, section formation.
a. Positions himself on opposite side of taxiway from the lead
b. Taxis to the hold short area while ensuring a minimum of 150 ft nose-to-tail separation on the
c. Switches to tower frequency as the lead approaches the hold short area
What is the crosswind limitation for a section dual? ANSWER: As listed in NATOPS or SOP?
ANSWER: As listed in NATOPS or SOP