Out-of-Control Syllabus Maneuvers
Practicing some defensive turns will pay dividends when you get to defensive ACM. Practice performing
hard and break turns while looking back over your shoulder to keep sight of a simulated bandit. Try to
maneuver your body so that you can see the tail of the aircraft while turning. Defensive turns in ACM are
difficult and uncomfortable, but are an essential part of your flight training. Most problems occur from
losing sight of the bandit as he approaches your aft visibility limit. Work on improving your visibility limits.
TWO-CIRCLE FIGHT (EXTENSIONS/PITCHBACKS)
Practice your extensions by unloading to 0 gs to achieve a high energy state, then pitchback with a
maximum performance break turn while looking aft to simulate keeping sight of your opponent.