INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
Four indicators can be used to determine a heading jink:
Heading or TA vector
These indicators are arranged in descending order of occurrence. While it may seem easy at
first to just rely on ROC to identify a jink, it will lead to problems in the advanced phase.
Remember, ROC will not be available in search. The same range/ROC gates used to deal with
hot/cold situations in Unknowns are useful to detect bogey heading jinks.
Turn commands in the rear quarter after the jink should be limited to a hard turn or less. The
bogey should be kept within 20° the nose (since the new bogey heading is unknown now). A
jink into means more DTG. A jink away means less DTG.
The conversion intercept is a long-range set-up which requires the application of all
previously learned material. A solid understanding of conversion procedures will greatly
improve the spatial picture. Executing tactical conversion intercepts will be challenging. There
are no strict procedures to follow, only a set of guidelines that will enable the development of
individual game plans. The goal is to develop a gameplan that is aggressive enough to meet the
required goals, yet simple enough to be applied quickly during the beginning moments of the