T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
Your flaps are down.
Give thumbs-down and then raise forearm
vertical, bend hand at wrist and open and
close fingers to thumb several times (like
you're hand is "talking") (Figure 9-4).
Figure 9-4 Flaps are Down Signal
904. TAKEOFF, SECTION TAKEOFF
MESSAGE TO BE SENT
My engine instruments check good,
your aircraft configuration checks good,
and panels secure with no visible leaks.
Signal to release brakes
Same side forearm bent vertically, slowly
(section takeoffs only).
extend to horizontal in chopping motion.
When arm is parallel with canopy rail,
FORMATION VISUAL SIGNALS 9-5