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INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
Example: Fighter heading = 270ºMagnetic bearing (bogey bearing) = 300ºAngle off = 30º
right
After turning right 70º, the fighter heading is 340º, magnetic bearing is still 300º, and the
angle off is now 40º left.
Figure 4
GCI Information
The first two items provided by GCI in the normal intercept are bogey heading (BH) and
magnetic bearing (MB) from the fighter to the bogey. With these two items, BH and MB,
aircrew can determine the proper heading on which to initiate the intercept. This will be covered
in IP-7.
Bogey reciprocal (BR) is the direction that is opposite to (or 180° from) bogey heading (e.g.,
BH 270°; BR 090°). To execute the intercept, aircrew must be able to accurately and
instantaneously determine heading reciprocals around the compass rose. This requires constant
practice!
A basic premise in the initial training phases is that once the bogey heading is given, it will
not change. Hence, bogey reciprocal need be determined only once, since it will not change
throughout the intercept.
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