LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
Figure 2-1 Inadvertent Weather Penetration Procedures
Inadvertent IMC procedure may not guarantee obstacle clearance.
It is the responsibility of all pilots in the formation to be aware of
terrain and obstacles along their flight path.
If the formation is flown with only two aircraft, in the event
of inadvertent weather penetration, LEAD will still climb to 1000'
above the base altitude and TWO will climb to 500' above base
altitude, and the phantom THREE will be at base altitude.
This procedure will be modified for alternate formation
IMC Breakup. This procedure is used to transition from VMC formation flight to IMC single-
ship flight for recovery in less than VMC. LEAD will coordinate with ATC for individual IFR
clearances starting with the last plane in the formation. All aircraft will recover independently.
Radio and equipment failures. Any loss of internal or external communication ability, or the
loss of any equipment necessary to continue the mission shall be reported to LEAD as soon as