INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
This method is useful for visualization of the intercept. However, the timing of the intercept
does not make it practical to use when completing an intercept. Therefore, it is highly
discouraged for use in the simulator or during intercept flights.
Once target aspect has been determined and the intercept is under control (i.e. the bogey has
stopped drifting), the fighter needs to execute a displacement turn at the appropriate range.
For illustration purposes, assume that target aspect is 20ºR and the fighter is on a collision
heading of 350º. At 12 nm, all collision course corrections will stop, and at 10 nm the bogey will
be displaced to 30ºR AO. The fighter needs to turn until the bogey bearing call is 30º right of the
nose. Using the heading bug will help because it will stay on the last commanded position to
give a visual cue of where 30º right is located. Use of the 45º fiducial is another guide for the
The "steady up" call should be led by a few degrees, just as in a normal DT. The task is to
place the bogey bearing call in a certain position on the top portion of the BDHI, exactly as
would be done if the bogey were on the scope.