BASIC FIGHTER MANEUVERS (BFM)
3. If any dangerous situation develops or there is a loss of situational awareness. (For our
purposes, the instructors' SA will be the determining factor).
If any out of control flight develops.
Radio failure by any aircraft.
Bingo fuel state is reached.
Training objectives have been accomplished (IPs make this call).
8. An unbriefed aircraft enters the engagement area and is detrimental to flight safety. (A
bogey "lookout doctrine check" during conduct of the engaging turns will have been coordinated
and briefed by the instructors.) Any other time a "Knock-it-off" will be called.
A NORDO aircraft will rock his wings to knock off an engagement.
10. At the completion of an engagement, aircraft shall maneuver appropriately to deconflict
with other aircraft. Keep your head out of the cockpit immediately after the Knock-it-off.
11. All ACM participants have responsibility for termination of training engagements when a
dangerous or rapidly deteriorating situation is recognized.
1002. BFM WORKING AREAS
The primary operating area for BFMs is W155A. The Pensacola South MOA serves as the
secondary operating area and is used when W155A is unavailable or is unworkable due to
weather. The flight schedule will assign a working area for the section (i.e., NPA 2 for W155A
or NPA 8 for the Gator South MOA).
If W155A is scheduled, a mission number will be assigned and annotated on the flight schedule.
The students will have this mission number available in-flight.
The T-2C's only source of navigation equipment is the TACAN. For this reason, the W-155
chart below (Figure 10-1) will be utilized for airspace management. This depiction of the area is
within the confines of W-155A and much easier to manage than the actual irregular boundaries
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