T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Bearing. Properly aligning the "ventral point" on the aileron cutout and the prop arc
bisecting the inboard wing will line up the wing aircraft on a 45º bearing from Lead (Figure 3-8).
Figure 3-8 Intersection of Prop Arc on the Midpoint and Ventral Point on the Cutout
A condition where Wing is incorrectly positioned aft of the bearing is referred to as "sucked."
The opposite condition, where Wing is incorrectly positioned forward of the bearing, is referred
to as "acute." To correct bearing, first ensure the stepdown is correct and then position the
aircraft to the bearing line and stabilize. Once stabilized, utilize a combination of power and
aileron to maintain that bearing line while correcting for relative closeness. Your instructor will
demonstrate common parade bearing errors (Figures 3-9 through 3-12) and proper corrections
Figure 3-9 "Sucked" With Aileron (Insufficient Lateral Separation)
SECTION PARADE 3-11