T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Lead Procedures. Lead is limited to 120° of bank for the wingovers and should maintain
airspeed between 100-200 KIAS for all maneuvers. Lead's procedures are outlined below:
Establish the section towards the center of the area with a good energy state.
Direct the Tail Chase to begin by passing the visual signal, arm raised with thumb and
forefinger extended simulating cocking a gun (Figure 8-1).
Figure 8-1 Tail-Chase Signal
After Dash-2 acknowledges the signal with a head-nod, pass the kiss-off signal and begin a
2 G, level, 60° angle of bank turn away from the wingman and reset the PCL to 1015 ft-lbs.
Continue the turn until Dash-2 calls "[tac call sign] 2's in." After the "2's in" call, Lead
may begin maneuvering.
THE TAIL CHASE WINGOVER
Allow the nose to fall to achieve 190-200 KIAS, then commence a wings level pull
until the nose passes the horizon. Set the bank angle at 30 to 60 degrees and pull the
nose up (20-40 degrees nose high).
As the airspeed approaches 100 KIAS, expeditiously roll to 120° of bank and pull
down to approximately 20-40 degrees nose low.
8-8 CRUISE MANEUVERING