AIR FORCE T-38 TRACK INTERMEDIATES
WHITING T-34 LOW LEVEL ROUTES
The Appendix provides specific guidance for local T-34C low levels. Included are instructions
on how to prepare the maps, sample AP/1B coordinates for three simulated VR routes, and an
example map. On local two-ship sorties, students should plan a lateral departure from Whiting
to enter one of the three low levels. Prior to the first entry point, Lead will fence-in the flight and
send Wing to tactical. As Lead passes over the first point, he will initiate both aircraft's clocks
by transmitting "(call sign), ready, ready, hack!"
Here are several techniques for the two-ship low level:
1. The first point should be visually significant so Lead can accurately start the timing.
2. As the formation approaches the first point, they should be flying the initial heading. This
will prevent Lead from having to do a turn directly over the first point.
3. After rolling out on heading for each leg, check engine instruments, present fuel, and
continuation fuel. Consider setting the next heading in the CDI as a reminder. That way, when
you arrive at the next point, you can reference the CDI instead of looking down at the map.
4. Trust your timing and headings until proven otherwise.
5. As part of your mission planning, study the map and note visually significant points along the
route to update your timing.
6. Land-Water contrast such as large rivers, lakes, the shoreline, bays, etc. are excellent turn
7-8 T-38 LOW LEVEL NAVIGATION