LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
Sequence of events.
Airspeeds, climb/descent rates.
Route, min/max altitudes, obstacles, threats.
"ON-TOP" rendezvous points/Orbiting rendezvous altitudes.
Recovery: Brief the type of recovery, when to use ground idle, when to use brakes and
reverse, and when to clear the active runway.
Formation holding procedures.
"KNOCK IT OFF"
Remarks and modifications.
Following the formation brief, each aircrew will individually discuss crew coordination/
responsibilities and complete a thorough route study and NATOPS brief.
203. CREW COORDINATION/RESPONSIBILITIES
Flightcrews need to exercise extreme vigilance throughout all phases of flight. Safe formation
flight requires exact crew coordination not only between the lead aircraft and wingmen, but also
within each cockpit. A thorough brief is the basis for good crew coordination. Crewmembers