T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Lead does not give Wing enough time to set a new frequency (i.e., checks in Wing
immediately after commanding the frequency change).
Lead does not provide a stable formation platform for Wing during a frequency change
(poor Wingman consideration).
Lead "steps" on people on the new frequency in order to accomplish the check-in
Lead becomes distracted with the check-in procedures and does not respond to critical
If Wing is slow to switch frequencies, Lead may need to start
talking/coordinating on the radios and then, when time allows,
check in Wing.
Wing flys an erratic parade position during frequency changes because of a slow cross-
check between Lead and the radio.
302. DEPARTURE/PARADE SEQUENCE/RECOVERY PHASE OVERVIEW
Departure Phase. Prior to commencing the parade sequence, the Lead will establish the flight
in the working area (see local course rules for home field departure procedures). Lead is
responsible for planning and completing the departure phase, which consists of the following:
Climb and Level Off
Radio Channel Changes
Establish Flight in the Working Area
Conduct a Fuel Check
SECTION PARADE 3-3