T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
KIAS. As you reach 190-200 KIAS, roll to wings level and begin a smooth pull until the nose
passes the horizon, then begin a turn in the desired direction.
For each turn, gradually increase the magnitude of the nose and wing displacement
eventually culminating at 90° AOB maximum and no slower than 100 KIAS.
Execute eight wingovers, make a "terminate" call when training is complete, and proceed
with the briefed sequence.
When Lead passes the Cruise signal, slide out on the 45° bearing line and stabilize in the
Cruise position. Reset power to maintain the cruise position straight and level and then try not to
adjust the PCL during the wingovers.
Use pursuit curves to maintain the proper cruise position throughout Cruise Maneuvering
and, if required, request a "terminate" when training objectives are met.
Fails to give Wing enough time to stabilize in the Cruise position before commencing the
Fails to maintain airspeed between 100-200 KIAS.
Fails to monitor Wing's position during the turns (visual lookout).
Rough airwork (ratcheting the wings).
Fails to maintain positive G (unloading).
Exceeds 90° of bank.
Allows excessive separation to develop without establishing lead pursuit to fix spacing.
Slow to maneuver to lag pursuit during turns into and gets acute.
Uses excessive power.
Fails to maintain proper stepdown.
8-6 CRUISE MANEUVERING