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DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURESS
CHAPTER EIGHT
Pattern Transitions
After several passes in the 20 pattern, the lead will transition the division to the 10-degree
pattern. On the last run in the 20 pattern, the lead student will call "Turbo ONE'S IN COLD,
TRANSITION LOW". This signals to the rest of the flight that at the completion of this target
run, the flight will transition off target (in order) to the 10 dive pattern altitude. Each
subsequent aircraft will echo lead's call on their individual roll-in call. During the dive recovery,
the lead will call: "ONE'S OFF SAFE, TRANSITION LOW". Once again, all subsequent
aircraft will echo this call.
Pattern transition example:
LEAD (UHF): "Turbo ONE'S IN COLD, TRANSITION LOW."
LEAD (ICS): Appropriate pattern calls would be made during the dive run.
LEAD (UHF): "Turbo ONE'S OFF SAFE, TRANSITION LOW."
INTERVAL (UHF): "Turbo FOUR'S ABEAM."
-2 (UHF): "Turbo TWO'S IN COLD, TRANSITION LOW."
This pattern will follow in order for the remaining elements of the division. Weather permitting,
the high pattern is normally followed by the low pattern. The last pattern flown will be followed
by an "Off Target Rendezvous" and RTB.
Off Target Rendezvous/RTB
At the discretion of the lead IP, or upon an aircraft in the division reaching the Joker fuel state,
the lead student will initiate the Off Target Rendezvous and return to base.
Off Target Rendezvous
The lead OUI will initiate the final run with the following UHF call during roll in:
LEAD (UHF): "Turbo ONE'S IN COLD, LAST PASS."
LEAD (ICS): Appropriate ICS dive run calls will be made during the attack.
LEAD (UHF): "Turbo ONE'S OFF SAFE, OFF TARGET RENDEZVOUS, 2.5." (Note: 2.5 is
the fuel state in this example).
Lead will then commence a climbing left-hand turn to the briefed Off Target Rendezvous
altitude (normally 1000 feet above pattern altitude).
DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURES 8-13


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