AIR FORCE T-38 TRACK INTERMEDIATES
a. The maneuver or exercise, if continued, would cause the formation to go out of the
b. The minimum altitude or cloud clearances are approached.
c. Situational awareness is lost.
d. A non-participating aircraft enters the working area.
e. A dangerous situation is developing.
f. An aircraft over-G occurs.
g. Bingo fuel is reached.
h. Wing rock is observed by any flightmember.
This radio call can be made by any member of the flight to terminate maneuvering. Use the
"Knight One Knock-it-Off."
"Knight Two Knock-it-Off."
(1) Continue the current maneuver and maintain the current power setting until
directing a Rejoin. Remain predictable and obtain a visual with the Wingman.
(2) Use a visual signal or a radio call to instruct the Wingman to rejoin on the
desired side of the formation.
Keep sight of the leader if possible and maneuver to a safe position to prepare
for a Rejoin.
(2) If you lose sight of the leader, maneuver away from Lead's last known position
and broadcast <Call Sign> Two's blind.
k. Common Errors
(1) Both aircraft do not make the proper radio calls. (The Knock-it-Off/Terminate
drill will continually be repeated until it is done right by all players).
Wing's job in Extended Trail, simply stated, is to maintain the cone (Figure 6-1) behind Lead.
The Wingman uses all the tools discussed thus far to maintain the cone. Flying Extended Trail
as the Wingman is very challenging and requires an aggressive crosscheck of both aircraft. Even
though Wing must maintain the cone, he is still responsible for flying a safe aircraft, i.e., do not
over-G, do not go OCF, keep track of fuel/engines, etc.
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