T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
If the call is requested by Dash-2 the following applies:
Wing: "[tac call sign] request terminate."
Lead: "[tac call sign] terminate."
Wing: "[tac call sign] two terminate."
Lead will typically direct a rejoin. If Lead denies:
Lead: "[tac call sign] continue."
Wing fails to call Knock-it-off after encountering a situation that mandates one.
Wing fails to maneuver immediately when Lead calls a Knock-it-off.
Both aircraft lose sight of each other and Lead does not direct an altitude deconfliction.
Both Lead and Wing use improper communications.
Failure to state reason for Knock-it-off call.
805. CRUISE MANEUVERING
Introduction. Cruise Maneuvering is a series of wingover type maneuvers with the Dash-2
flying the Cruise position. Lead uses a maximum of 90° angle of bank and maintains 100-200
KIAS. Dash-2 maintains the Cruise position using lead, lag, and pure pursuit throughout the
Energy Management. Before initiating Cruise Maneuvering, Lead should analyze the
formation's energy state and adjust it as necessary. Lead should use no more than 850 ft-lbs
rolling to next pass during the exercise. The PCL sets the energy state and the control stick
adjusts airspeed, pitch, and bank angle.
Lead: Lead should fly a stable platform with all roll rates and pulls at a smooth and constant
rate. Lead WILL NOT adjust the PCL after setting 850 ft-lbs.
Establish the section towards the center of the area with a good energy state.
Set the PCL for the proper energy state and then send Wing to the Cruise position.
Once Wing is established in Cruise, initiate the wingovers by setting 850 ft-lbs and
smoothly rolling into a shallow AOB, allowing the nose to fall in order to accelerate to 190 - 200
CRUISE MANEUVERING 8-5