DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURESS
The lead IP will initiate a division fuel check via hand signals and the flight will proceed on
course at a VFR altitude until an IFR clearance is received. The lead OUI will coordinate the
IFR clearance with the appropriate controlling agency. The division will recover via course rules
in accordance with the standard division formation procedures.
If the Tower is not accepting break traffic, the Lead will coordinate splitting the division into
two sections. The sections will recover using the following preferences (at the section lead's
Section leads may coordinate "splitting the duals" or "taking their own separation" on final for
the same runway. Additionally, section leads have the option to further split their flight into
individual aircraft for recovery if conditions warrant.
Division RTB flight conduct and landing pattern communications will be in accordance with
Chapter 7 of this FTI and squadron SOP.
807. WEAPONS DELIVERY PRINCIPLES
Up to this point, we have discussed procedural matters. The purpose for these procedures is
obviously to accurately put a weapon on target. To do this we must put the aircraft at the roll-in
point. What we do between roll-in and weapon's release will determine the accuracy the
weapon's delivery. In order to introduce the procedures to be used during the weapons run, we
must first discuss some of the basic principles involved. This discussion is brief and the
mathematics have been shortened or deleted.
Line of Flight. The path of the aircraft through the air.
Dive Angle. The angle between the line of flight and the ground.
Line of Sight. A line from the pilot's eye through the pipper. This line does not normally pass
through the target until release.
Armament Datum Line. The armament datum line (ADL) is a fixed reference line on the
aircraft. It will be parallel with the flight path at release airspeed. At other than release airspeed,
it will vary from parallel. The angle between flight path and ADL is called the angle of attack of
the armament datum line; this is not the same as the AOA measured by the aircraft instrument.
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