Introduction to Tactical Formation--Section Turns
T-45C TS, ADV & IUT TFFP-02
Lead: "[Call sign] right/left 90"
Wingman: acknowledge "Two"
Lead: begin 30-degree AOB turn into wingman,
maintaining altitude and 300 KIAS
Wingman: turn with 10-20 degree AOB to pass
2000 ft ahead of lead with 15-20 degree
Lead: check and call wingman's "Six clear"
(1) Maintain AOB until lead disappears below
and behind the wingman
(2) When lead disappears, delay 3-5 seconds
and roll into 45-60 degree AOB turn until
acquiring sight of lead
(3) After obtaining a visual on the lead, check
his six and call, "Visual, six clear"
Lead: roll out after 90 degrees of turn
Wingman: maneuver to be in combat spread by
using appropriate AOB and nose attitude
Emphasize starting from the correct position.
Correctional procedures for turn into wingman
Wingman starts turn acute
(1) Before lead crosses wingman's six: raise
nose, slow down, initially use less AOB