T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Figure 3-19 The Crossunder Signal
Wing. Wing will acknowledge the cross under signal with a head-nod and stabilize in the parade
position prior to commencing the maneuver. Wing should cross under using straight lines. First
straight down to 20 feet of stepdown, straight across to the other side (while maintaining constant
nose-tail clearance), and straight up into the parade position. Throughout the crossunder keep
relative motion slow and controlled.
Observe the signal Lead passes and acknowledge with a quick head-nod.
Stabilize in the parade position.
Increase stepdown to 20 feet by using slight forward stick pressure to descend straight
down until the trailing edge of the Lead's exhaust "stack" on your side is tangent to the leading
edge of that wing and the ventral point is directly over the cutout (Figure 3-20). Wing may need
to reduce power momentarily to avoid becoming acute as he steps down to 20 feet.
SECTION PARADE 3-23