T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Repeat Profile (steps 1-6)
Recovery Phase. Once the original leader has resumed the Lead, the recovery phase may
commence. See current SOP/Course Rules for home field entry procedures. The instructors will
assist the student if an instrument approach is required for recovery.
Section Approach (VFR or instrument)
802. FENCE CHECK
Fence-In. Once established in the working area, Lead will command the Fence-In Check over
the radio. During the Fence-In Check, each aircraft shall prepare for dynamic maneuvering by
performing the Pre-Aerobatic Checklist.
Lead: "[tac call sign], fence-in."
Fence-Out. When the maneuver sequence is complete, Lead will command the Fence-Out
Check over the radio. During the Fence-Out Check, each aircraft will ensure the AUTO-
IGNITION SWITCH is in the OFF position.
Lead: "[tac call sign], fence-out."
803. ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Definitions. Good energy management involves using the available energy of the aircraft to
perform a series of maneuvers. Available energy is defined as a combination of airspeed
(kinetic energy) and altitude (potential energy). Most Cruise maneuvering flights will be
conducted between 5000 feet AGL and 10,000 feet MSL. Based on this altitude block, the
neutral energy state for the T-34C is 7500 feet MSL and 170 KIAS.
Profile Energy Management. Due to the T-34C's limited ability to gain energy, care must be
taken to preserve the proper energy level. With neutral energy any single cruise formation
8-2 CRUISE MANEUVERING