INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
As a reminder, the antenna elevation search limits increase as the range decrease. A bogey
on the fighter's nose at 1½ nm and 18,000 feet will be approximately 15º high. Utilizing the
altitude differential formula will expedite searching for the bogey if altitude is known.
Altitude Difference = Elevation x S.R. x 100
At VT-86, the bogey will be anywhere within a 20,000 foot altitude block. Understanding the
altitude differential formula and the limits of the bogey will help prevent wasted time looking
where the bogey cannot possibly be.
The fighter must listen carefully to GCI for range information. If a buster appears necessary,
put it on early. Don't forget to take it off when in range to avoid too much closure.