LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
Stingray 323-Tanker copies. A/R altitude 6000 feet. We are established 6000 feet with altimeter
2986 and ARCT of 1605.
During the Rendezvous:
Both Tanker and Receiver should call traffic in sight:
Stingray 323-Tanker has receivers in sight - Stingray 330 flight has Tanker in sight.
When executing the turn range/offset join up:
Stingray 323 - Tanker in the turn.
Stingray 323 - Tanker halfway through the turn.
Stingray 323 - Tanker rolled out.
When receiver sees tanker pass overhead/abeam and in front:
Receiver: Tally Ho, tanker 3 o'clock-Stingray has the lead.
Tanker: Roger, Stingray 323 has the lead.
Receiver: Stingray 330 flight request port observation position.
Tanker: Roger, Stingray 330 cleared port observation position.
Receiver: Stingray 330 Dash 1 established port observation.
Tanker: Roger. Dash 1 is cleared to pre-contact.
Receiver: Dash 1 is established pre-contact. Request contact.
Tanker: Dash 1 is cleared to contact.
Receiver: Roger, cleared to contact.
Tanker: Dash 1, your offload is complete.
Receiver: Request disconnect, re-position to port/starboard obs position
Tanker: Roger, Dash 1 cleared disconnect port/starboard obs position.
(Then next receiver moves in)
**Receiver must acknowledge all calls from Tanker!**
TACTICAL/AERIAL REFUELING PROCEDURES