LOW-LEVEL AND TACTICAL FORMATION
VT-31 / VT-35 Squadron Interfly Procedures
VT-31 and VT-35 can plan and fly squadron interfly missions to assist in scheduling
requirements and to validate training standardization between the two squadrons. The following
procedures will apply.
The Mission Commander will be agreed upon among the Instructor Pilots involved and
annotated in each squadron's respective flight schedule.
The formation briefing will be held in the respective Mission Commander's squadron briefing
spaces. Student Pilots involved will coordinate accordingly to assist each other in the flight
planning process. The formation call sign will be from the MC's squadron.
Both squadron SDOs (CDOs) will be aware of the formation call sign for flight following
All flight training will be IAW the CTW 4 Low-Level Tactical Formation Flight Training
Instruction with the following exceptions:
The takeoff call will address both squadron SDOs, i.e., "Stingray, Montana Base, Stingray 321
airborne on the Mellon Shiner".
Formation recoveries will be flown at 200 KIAS. Final approach airspeed will be 120 KIAS.
Each aircraft will contact their respective maintenance control with aircraft status and parking
Each aircraft will contact their respective squadron ops with aircraft landing time and student
FLIGHT PREPARATION D-15