Night Formation Flight Procedures
(2) Passing 140 KIAS, use radio and transmit "[call sign] gear and
flaps [pause] now"
(3) If wingman NORDO, use flashlight signal for raising gear and
flaps/slats: circular motion with flashlight as preparatory signal,
then sharply drop flashlight vertically below canopy rail for
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Circular Motion of Flashlight
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Followed by Sharp Vertical
Drop of Flashlight Below
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Wingman: raise gear and flaps/slats when signaled
NOTE: Wingman report clean over radio tactical frequency.
Lead and wingman: listen for any instructions from approach
Error: pilot-induced oscillations during transitions
Prevention: relax and trim aircraft throughout transitions
Formation recovery to VFR landing pattern procedures 188.8.131.52.1.2:
same as day procedures except use normal light configuration for night
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