Air Combat Maneuvering
Figure 39: MULTI-SWITCH ENGAGEMENT TO BUGOUT (2 OF 2)
The actual canned bugout you will initially practice is explained below. However, after the initial practice,
bugouts can be performed any time the sections deem them necessary. During the multi-switch
engagement, as the free fighter is extending from the fight for weapons separation, he will simulate a
joker-fuel situation by making the appropriate call to the engaged fighter stating his intentions to bug out.
(See following example.) The next switch allows the free fighter to meet the bogey head-on, allowing the
section to disengage. As the bogey switches, the free fighter will call the direction of the pass and an
initial bugout heading. The fighter should ensure that he takes out all lateral separation at the pass.
Following the switch, the engaged fighter will maneuver as necessary, while regaining his energy, to the
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