VT-3 T-38 FORMATION STANDARDS
Students will be in place five minutes prior to brief time. Students will be ready to brief the
applicable weather and NOTAMs for the mission. Students should also have a DD175 and fuel
pack, if required.
Students will prepare the dry erase boards with the formation call sign, sortie flow, and mission
objectives. They will also ensure the IP has two stick airplanes and good dry erase pens
Students will have the Pocket Checklist, FL Low book Vol 15, appropriate maps (sectional and
low chart), and pencil/ paper on the table prior to the brief.
IPs will do all EPs in the Air Force standup method.
Lead IP will brief mission objectives for the day's flight; these objectives will be referenced
during the debrief.
Wing will acknowledge the clearance/squawk by saying "Two" after Lead reads it back to
ground or clearance delivery.
In the runup, Wing will pass Lead a thumbs-up when ready for frequency change.
In the runup, Lead will coordinate for taxi to the approach end of the runway for a full-length
No Formation Takeoffs will be done from mid-field.
The student and instructor will wear the mask with hot mic selected, students can do ground
ops with mask down, but cold mic should be selected. Students can drop mask during flight to
get drinks of water, but must put it back up when done, have mask up for radio calls.
The student who leads out will wing back.
When taxiing to the approach end of the runway, the frequency change to Tower will be done
with hand signals or over the radio.
Lead may kick Wing to the Route position when rolled out on departure heading.
Lead will fly the DP to CEW or as directed by the instructor.
IPs will make all radio calls to work entries into R2915/Rosehill MOA.
If going to Rosehill MOA, after Cairnes Approach begins flight following and clears the flight
into the MOA, the Lead student will call "(Call Sign) fade." Both students will turn down
UHF volume. IPs will monitor UHF and VHF; students will work on VHF as interplane.
In the first AF formation block (F-51XX), no maneuvers will be accomplished outside the
working area unless directed by the IP.