T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Wing fails to reduce power upon rollout sufficiently to prevent becoming acute.
Wing fails to pick up the parade references and rolls out with excessive stepdown.
Forty-Five Degree Angle of Bank Turns
Forty-five degree angle of bank turns will be accomplished when directed by the Instructor.
Lead should use a slow, smooth roll rate to 45º angle of bank, concentrating on holding altitude
throughout. As Wing, the effects of your corrections will show up a little faster at higher angles
of bank so you are going to have to be more aggressive about detecting deviations from the
proper position and making the proper corrections. The references and common errors for the
45º angle of bank turns are exactly the same as the 30º angle of bank turns.
The goal of the crossunder is to move Wing from the parade position on one side of Lead to the
other side (Figure 3-18). In the Parade Sequence, Lead is required to crossunder Wing a
minimum of two times (one of these times will be during the Parade Turn Exercise). Lead may
also need to conduct a crossunder for area management, to minimize Wing's exposure to the sun,
during the breakup and rendezvous exercise, or during the return to base.
Figure 3-18 Crossunder
Lead. Lead will maintain a steady platform during the crossunder.
Check Wing is in position and area clear.
Pass the Crossunder signal and receive acknowledgement from Wing (Figure 3-19).
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