AIR FORCE T-38 TRACK INTERMEDIATES
Have Lead "stacked" either above or below the horizon, you can be level for en route
formations, but stack inside the area. If anything, try to stack high on Lead (Lead below the
horizon) that way you have some vertical to use for line abreast corrections.
Flying Tactical on the Wing
Your IP is going to show you some techniques for flying Tactical on the wing, but use the
order of corrections first. Start out with line abreast, check max power and use some vertical
down to achieve the line abreast position. If you are ahead of line abreast, do not necessarily pull
your power, use some vertical (in other words climb gradually) to achieve the line abreast
position without pulling your power. You will find that flying Tactical is more a function of
using the vertical than using power; the T-34 is too power deficient to rely on power to help you
out. Lead is going to have to look for opportunities to give check turns or tactical turns to help
Wing achieve the line abreast position, but in the end guess who is wrong if the Wingman is out
of position, ......the Wingman!
Lead can make "check turns" when straight and level.
Lead: "Knights, check 30 left, reference 300."
Wing: No response required.
Use a Tactical Turn for heading changes greater than 30 degrees.
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