Formation emergencies simply require that you add the dimension of another aircraft
and close professional coordination with another skilled aviator.
In this lesson, you will learn about formation emergencies. Although you may never
encounter these problems, preparing for the unexpected is a necessity in all aircraft
The goal of this lesson is to increase your ability to make proper decisions should you
face an in-flight formation emergency. The knowledge you gain from this and other
emergency flight procedure lessons will enable you to make educated decisions that
could ensure the safe completion of a flight.
In addition to crosswind limitations, this lesson presents procedures for the following
Formation abort situations
Formation lost sight
SAR on-scene commander duties
Section approach (wingman NORDO)
Recall the location and function of T-45 cockpit engine indicators, WCP lights, FIRE
warning light, and MSTR ALERT light.
(10-95) Change 6