INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
achieve 300 kts TAS.
Safety of Flight:
1. The bogey will fly at least 1000 feet above or below fighter's base altitude.
2. In the simulator, the fighter may descend to 12,000' or climb to 20,000' with contacts
outside of 12,000' and 20,000'. In the plane, except with a bogey below 12,000', the
fighter will not climb or descend to the bogey's altitude until the pilot has a tally and will
not close to less than 1000' from the bogey's tail. With a bogey below 12,000', the fighter
may descend down to 14,000' to keep the radar from exceeding elevation parameters in
3. All forward quarter missile attacks will be broken off at 1.5 nm. Always maintain
appropriate separation criteria, both vertically and horizontally.
4. A maximum of 180 degrees of turn is permitted at the merge. No turning permitted
unless both pilots have a tally. "Knock it off" when any pilot loses sight or "terminate"
when learning objectives have been met.
5. All advanced runs must be completed during daylight hours.
1. All shots must be taken within defined LARs (to be discussed). Target aspect must be
estimated and verbalized prior to turning for lead.
2. The student must confirm that the Rules of Engagement(ROE) are met and clearance to
fire exists before employing any missile.
3. Students call all forward quarter shots except the Fox-2.
(a) Student maneuvers the aircraft until it is in LAR
(b) With valid shot criteria met, the student calls "Fox-3/1 as applicable
1. The bogey may change altitude during advanced intercepts, but will not fly through the
fighter's base altitude inside of 15 nm.
2. The bogey may change airspeed within +/- 0.1 IMN from the base airspeed at any time.
3. Within 10 seconds after the Fox-3 at 20 nm, there can be a heading jink up to 55 degrees
of target aspect. Direction of pass may be changed.
4. Within 10 seconds after the Fox-1, jinks to any target aspect are permitted, but the
direction of pass must be preserved.
5. "Jungle Rules" are in effect whenever data block is on and the above rules apply except--
the bogey may jink in heading at any time, to any aspect. Direction of pass must be
preserved after the Fox-1.