T-34C PRIMARY FORMATION FLIGHT TRAINING
After the kiss-off, Wing should reduce power and establish a minimum of 1500 feet of separation
between aircraft. Flaps and maneuvering geometry may be used to aid in gaining separation, but
once 1500 feet of separation is obtained, use power as required to maintain this distance. Wing
must take extreme care to avoid a flap overspeed during the final segment of the approach. Wing
will line up on the centerline of his half of the runway and must have 1500 feet of separation
behind Lead prior to touchdown. After touchdown and when slowed to taxi speed, both aircraft
will review the After Landing and Takeoff Checklists while resetting to their respective section
takeoff positions. Runway remaining must be at least 5000 feet if initiating another section
takeoff (i.e., stop-and-go).
Not placing the Wingman on the upwind side.
Not maintaining own side of the runway all the way through the landing rollout.
Crossing runway centerline in front of Wing without "cleared to cross" call.
Not maintaining parade position throughout the approach.
Not maintaining own side of the runway on final.
Not clearing Lead to cross on rollout.
Keys to Success
Lead should monitor the Wingman's position throughout the approach and fly a stable
Determine landing winds early and put the Wingman on the correct side for landing. C
When lining up, Lead should position on his half of the runway to provide adequate
spacing for Wing.
608. SECTION MISSED APPROACH
Any time a missed approach is required prior to detaching Dash 2, Lead will pass the climb
or "go fly" signal then slowly advance power while rotating the nose up. With a positive rate of
climb, the Lead will execute the gear retraction just like a section takeoff. Once both aircraft are
clean, exchange a thumbs-up and continue with the missed approach instructions.
SECTION TAKEOFFS AND APPROACHES/IFR OPERATIONS 6-11