INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
At 10 nm, any target aspect greater than 20º will equate to an excess of turning room, while
any TA less than 20º will indicate that sufficient turning room may not be available and more
must be gained.
Objectives of the Displacement Turn
The three objectives of the displacement turn are:
1. To break collision course to prevent a collision or fly-through.
2. To orient the fighter's flight path (heading) so as to: gain, maintain, or slow the rate of
loss of lateral displacement as required.
3. To establish the bogey at approximately the same distance from collision bearing (after
displacement) for all amounts of TA. This is done so that the drift rate after displacement is
constant for all TA situations.
Once the fighter is steady after executing the DT, his flight path will be oriented in one of