LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
obvious turnpoint but try to avoid heavily populated areas as much as possible for community
relations as well as tactical reasons.
Construct your desired ground track from the entry point to the IP, using distinctive turnpoints.
Note the avoidance criteria for civil airfields and noise sensitive areas published in the special
operating procedures. Also consider aircraft turn performance and width of the route when
selecting your turnpoints.
You are free to select any turnpoints that will keep your ground track within the corridor. Select
two or three checkpoints for each leg, usually left or right of course, to monitor progress and
determine course or timing corrections. A checkpoint is good only if it provides you with useful
information. It must have a distinctive feature you will be able to recognize.
LOW-LEVEL NAVIGATION 1-9