Weapons Delivery Principles and Procedures
Experience will help you judge how far laterally to offset your roll-in and initial aimpoint so that the
pipper will track smoothly to the final aimpoint by release altitude. If you find that the crosswind is
causing you to drift more or less than expected, you can correct by making slight heading changes.
However, be sure that your wings are level when you release--any bank will invalidate the sight
Another technique for the wind-corrected method is to roll in, simulating a no-wind (straight) pipper
track to the computed final offset aimpoint and make small wing dips into the wind, controlling the
pipper's track to the release point. Ensure that release is accomplished in a wings level attitude.
The pipper-to-bull tracking method will be introduced for the sake of simplicity on the first three simulator
events and first flight. It is slightly easier than the wind-corrected method because it uses the bull's eye
as the final aimpoint. The object of pipper-to-bull delivery is not to hit the target, but to obtain a consis-
tent grouping of hits. Figure 21 shows what the path of the pipper should be. The procedures for pipper-
to-bull tracking are exactly the same as those given above for wind-corrected tracking, except that the
bull's eye is the final aimpoint.