During a TACAN rendezvous, why does the wingman fly with 500 ft of stepdown until he is
established on lead's bearing line with relative fuselage alignment?
ANSWER: To avoid a possible midair and to control closure.
In section parade formation, the wingman is on bearing when _____ with a wingtip distance
ANSWER: sighting down the leading edge of lead's wing; 3
Describe the VFR section parade position.
ANSWER: The wingman maintains 5 ft stepdown and 3 ft of lateral wingtip separation while flying
a 30-degree bearing off the lead.
The IFR section parade position is the same as VFR except
ANSWER: during a turn away from the wingman
Why must the wingman reduce power to stay on the bearing during a turn into the wingman?
ANSWER: The wingman is on the inside of the lead's turn, and his nose was lowered
when starting the turn to maintain parade position.
During an IFR turn away from the wingman, the wingman rotates about the____longitudinal
Describe the box crossunder.
ANSWER: The wingman moves in a box pattern from parade position on one side of the
lead, below and behind the lead, to parade position on the opposite side.
During the breakup and rendezvous exercise, after completing a 180-degree turn, the lead levels
his wings and_______
ANSWER: maintains rendezvous airspeed
You are the wingman in the breakup and rendezvous exercise. When the lead goes into the
rendezvous turn, commence with no more than a -degree AOB turn toward _____
ANSWER: 45; bearing line
During the rendezvous portion of the breakup and rendezvous exercise, the lead maintains a _____ -degree AOB turn.
As the wingman during the breakup portion of the breakup and rendezvous exercise, how do
you obtain 1,000 ft nose-to-tail separation during the first half of the breakup turn?