Target Pattern Procedures
FLYING THE PATTERN
After recovery, at an attitude of 10 degrees above the horizon, apply MRT, relax g, roll to 60 degrees
AOB, and initially apply 3-4 g for approximately 900 degrees of turn, then relax g and AOB to reach the
attack cone at or slightly past the abeam position. During the turn, you will have to locate your interval
(the aircraft immediately preceding you in the pattern). Procedures in the event you cannot locate your
interval are given later, under "Safety." After 90 degrees of turn, maintain 2-3 g and begin to reduce
power to arrive on the attack cone on altitude and airspeed.
The abeam position is a point on the cone and abeam the target; that is, your heading is 180 degrees
from the run-in line. The abeam distance is approximately two (2) nautical miles.
Figure 13: ROLL-IN SIGHT