As you progress through the TacForm syllabus and become more proficient, your instructor will vary the
sequence of maneuvers. You will trade engaged and free fighter roles often during the loose deuce
exercise. Be prepared to react to a dynamic situation.
In spite of the sophisticated weapons available in the fleet, many engagements end in a kill from a guns
solution. Mastering the art of pressing the attacktracking into the guns envelopemakes all other
weapons employment easier to learn and master. In the training command, the goal of gunsight tracking
exercise is to develop the skills you need to maneuver into the guns envelope, track, and fire successfully
on an enemy aircraft. Since the bogey is a maneuvering, uncooperative target, three basic maneuvers are
the building blocks for all other tactical maneuversthe high yo-yo, low yo-yo, and displacement roll.
GUNSIGHT TRACKING EXERCISE
The gunsight tracking exercise commences with the wingman in an offensive low angle perch position on
the lead. The wingman rolls in and reverses into the heart of the IR envelope to achieve a FOX-2. When
the FOX-2 is called, the lead commences a turn into the wingman to force an overshoot. To maintain
good relative position without overshooting, the wingman performs a high yo-yo and then a low yo-yo to
arrive at a guns tracking position. Once a tracking solution is achieved, the wingman calls Pippers on,
tracking. The lead now turns hard into the wingman who should counter with a high yo-yo or
displacement roll as required. As proficiency is gained, lead will vary the exercise after the tracking call
(such as reversals and break turns) to make the problem harder. The flight lead assumes the role of the
bogey and will be referred to as the bogey during the gunsight tracking discussion.