LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
Observers-"Clear to reposition" (P).
Battle Damage Assessment (BDA)-"Complete" (P, CP). State specific
problems/damage as determined.
Survival Equipment-"Secured" (P, CP).
Internal and External Lights-"Set"(CP).
Combat Exit Checklist-"Complete" (CP).
E103. TACTICAL MANEUVERS (SINGLE SHIP)
Random Steep Approach
Do not exceed 45º of bank
Minimum weather is VFR
Maximum speed is 200 KIAS
Minimum speed is 140 KIAS (No flap) or 130 KIAS (Approach flaps)
From any planned direction, fly towards airfield at 5000 feet AGL, 200 KIAS. Plan
to arrive overhead the airfield at 180 KIAS. (See Figure E-1.) Overhead the field,
select flaps approach, gear down/landing checklist, maintain level flight and
continue circling. At 140 KIAS, select flaps full down and begin a spiraling
descent (plan to lose approximately 1000 feet for every 90° of turn). Continue
descent with 150 KIAS maximum, 140 KIAS minimum until rolling out on final.
Do not exceed 15° nose low. Plan to arrive on a normal glidepath picture at 1/2
mile final approximately 150 feet AGL.
A curvilinear approach is a curving approach flown from any position other than a
normal straight-in or downwind (see Figure E-2). Altitude, configuration, and
E-2 COMBAT ENTRY/EXIT CHECKLISTS AND TACTICAL MANUEVERS