Navigation: Keep the flight within the route structure and maintain SA at all times.
Keep the flight on time.
Locating the target: Locate the target and talk the wingman's eyes on.
Formation Maneuvering: Maneuver the flight throughout the route to maintain
Lookout: Primarily responsible for collision avoidance between the two aircraft.
Keep lead in sight, maintain proper position, and clear your flight path. Lead is
driving the flight, but you are responsible for your own aircraft's obstacle clear-
ance and avoidance of birds, etc.
Navigation: Know where you are on the route at all times and be ready to
assume the lead if necessary.
Attack: Be ready to attack the target on Lead's commands.
Lead will have the section aimed at the first point and in line with the first route leg as soon as
practical, but no later than 5 miles prior to route entry. All other entry procedures, such as cancella-
tion, FSS notification, squawk, and setting 360 knots will be as for single plane ONav.
Once the previous items are completed, Lead will affect combat spread. Wing will maintain
+/- 100 feet of lead's altitude until within the route structure.
FLYING THE ROUTE
Lead will fly in a 500-800 feet AGL block (LAW set at 450 feet) and Wing will fly in an 1100-1500 feet AGL
block (LAW set at 1000 feet). The wingman's knowledge of the route must be impeccable, since he will
need to devote most of his scan to the front (to clear his flight path), and to the side (to stay in position
abeam Lead). Only minimal scan time is allowed for reference to the chart and time.
When performing TacForm, the wingman will be responsible for aircraft deconfliction and will
deconflict high unless otherwise declared over the radios. A wingman's deconfliction will always be
greater than or equal to 500 feet. If aircraft cross directly above and below each other, the wingman
will need at least 500 feet of altitude clearance. Otherwise, he must pull lag or lead as necessary to
obtain minimum clearance. The wingman must always be vigilant of the top of the route structure. If
Wing does not have Lead in sight, Wing must respond to Lead's call to maneuver by saying "Nega-
tive, (call sign) is blind."