Air Combat Maneuvering
Two-circle flow occurs when both aircraft turn across each others tail, forming a fight defined by rate
(see Figure 30). One of the keys to gaining an advantage in high-aspect BFM is driving the fight into
flow which will allow you to exploit your aircrafts performance characteristics. With similar perform-
ing aircraft, recognizing flow first, and then flying your jet accordingly will achieve the advantage.
When engaged in two-circle flow, the jet with the greatest turn rate will bring the nose to bear first
while at the same time, achieving weapons separation.
Figure 30: TWO CIRCLE: RATE