DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURES
The rest of the flight will make their final runs echoing the Lead's comm. Off target, the flight
will rendezvous in order. The lead will maintain 250 KIAS during the join up. The comm for
the final runs will be as follows:
DASH-2 (UHF): "Turbo 2's in cold, last pass."
DASH-2 (UHF): "Turbo 2's off safe, off target rendezvous, one in sight, 2.5." ("ONE IN
SIGHT" indicates the number of aircraft DASH-2 has in sight in the rendezvous).
DASH-3 (UHF): "Turbo 3's in cold, last pass."
DASH-3 (UHF): "Turbo 3's off safe, off target rendezvous, two in sight, 2.5."
DASH-4 (UHF): "Turbo 4's in cold, last pass."
DASH-4 (UHF): "Turbo 4's off safe, off target rendezvous, three in sight, 2.5."
In each of the above examples, the student will make the appropriate ICS dive run calls to the IP.
As indicated above, the student will call the number of aircraft "in sight" as part of the off target
rendezvous call. Crew coordination is essential during the off target rendezvous to ensure all
aircraft remain in sight and no one is cut off during the division rendezvous. Each aircraft should
rejoin by driving in on the lead's bearing line on altitude. During the rendezvous the student
1. Monitor the pilot's rate of closure during rendezvous (lead should be at 250 KIAS). If
excessive closure precludes a normal join-up, the overtaking aircraft will level its wings and pass
below and behind the entire flight. This is known as an under-run. The aircraft that under-runs
will maintain a position well clear of the flight (outside the division's radius of turn) until all
other aircraft have joined on the Lead. At this time, the Lead will clear the aircraft to cross back
to the inside of the division to rejoin the flight.
2. Strive to maintain sight. If the crew loses sight of the aircraft ahead, stay 1000 feet below
the rendezvous altitude until sight is regained.
3. In the event of an under-run, the under-run aircraft will remain outside the division's
formation until cleared by the lead to rejoin.
Return To Base
Once the flight is rejoined, the Lead OUI will check out with Range Control, if applicable.
A sample Range checkout:
LEAD (UHF): "RANGE, ROKT 207 IS EXITING TO THE EAST."
DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURESS