STANDARD DIVISION PROCEDURES
Division formations will taxi on alternate sides of the taxiway (staggered) to reduce the length of
the formation and reduce the hazard of FOD. Squadron SOP directs the minimum distance
There are numerous division takeoff scenarios. The weather and runway available will
determine the takeoff procedure utilized. The types listed below are the most common and are
the types you can expect in the T-2C syllabus.
Split the duals/ Section go. In this procedure, the division will split up into two sections and
utilize both parallel runways (Figure 7-4). Normally the lead and DASH-2 will utilize the
outboard runway while DASH-3 and DASH-4 utilize the inboard. Both sections will do a
standard section go with the second section delaying no more than a few seconds. As soon as
both sections are airborne, they begin to rendezvous as a division. Three will call "4's Airborne"
on UHF when the second section is clean.
Figure 7-4 Division Takeoff - Split The Duals
Division go on one runway. This procedure is used when conditions are suitable for a section
go but only one runway is available. The lead section will taxi approximately 1000 feet down
the runway and stop while the second section sets up at the normal position adjacent to the hold
short (Figure 7-6). The lead section will do a normal section go. The second section waits for
the first to get airborne before they initiate their takeoff roll. This delay is designed to prevent a
multi-plane high-speed abort scenario. DASH-3 will call "4's Airborne" on UHF when the
second section is clean. The lead may then make the initial UHF call to departure. A running
rendezvous will then be executed to join the division.
7-4 STANDARD DIVISION PROCEDURES