T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
313. RENDEZVOUS UNDERRUN
The underrun procedure is a safety procedure that allows Wing to get out of an unsafe situation
during the rendezvous phase, stabilize clear of Lead, and then safely rejoin. Wing should always
approach the rendezvous with a conservative mindset. Wing will initiate an underrun when any
of the following situations occur:
If Wing becomes excessively acute (ahead of the 60º bearing approaching the abeam
position of Lead).
If Wing gets acute in close to Lead and is too close to make angle of bank corrections.
If Wing experiences an excessive closure rate.
Whenever Wing is uncomfortable and in his judgment an unsafe situation has developed.
If Lead is wings level, underrun by simultaneously executing the following steps (Figure 3-36):
LOWER the nose to maintain stepdown.
Reduce power to IDLE to avoid passing ahead of Lead.
Move further to starboard to obtain additional LATERAL SEPARATION.
Figure 3-36 Underrun if Lead is Straight and Level
3-38 SECTION PARADE