Introduction to Tactical Formation--Section Turns
T-45C TS, ADV & IUT TFFP-02
Acute and wide/close or very acute: go to MRT,
make hard turn in appropriate direction
Altitude less than 1000 ft step up: add power to
correct while maintaining 300 KIAS
Techniques for using the velocity vector
Sg 1, fr 13
Use velocity vector to control the magnitude of
Air to Air Display
your nose down or nose up attitude when
making a position error correction during
combat spread or during turns
Leave the velocity vector caged
(1) The velocity vector is defaulted to the
caged position in the air-to-air mode
Sg 1, fr 14
(2) The velocity vector's cage/uncage state is
Velocity Vector Cage /
controlled with the "MUTE" button on the
stick grip. Each actuation of the "MUTE"
button toggles between the caged and
uncaged condition. The selected state of
the velocity vector is displayed on the head
down HUD page.
Emphasize throughout TacForm instruction that the amount of
any correction depends on the amount of the positional error.
Small errors require minor maneuvering to finesse the aircraft
into proper combat spread. Gross errors require more aggres-
sive flying. Emphasize lack of visual cues for maintaining lateral
position and the necessity for developing a good inside/outside
scan for heading.