LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
Accomplish normal rotation and lift-off. Retract gear, select flaps up, engage yaw
damper (200 feet AGL minimum), climb out at Vy (2 engines), 15° maximum pitch
until above threat. Passing 400 feet, a turn may be initiated toward planned escape
route. When above the threat altitude, lower pitch attitude slightly. Set climb power
and resume normal climb schedule and complete climb checklist.
Figure E-3 Random Steep Departure
E104. COORDINATION WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC)
In all cases, units should coordinate these procedures with the local ATC and any location where
these maneuvers will be flown. Do not fly these procedures at uncontrolled fields when other
traffic is in or will be entering the traffic pattern.
E-4 COMBAT ENTRY/EXIT CHECKLISTS AND TACTICAL MANUEVERS