INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
UNIT 2: FLIGHT PATH VISUALIZATION AND
FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERCEPT GEOMETRY
IP-4: INTERCEPT DISPLAYS AND FLIGHT PATH VISUALIZATION
The aircrew must correctly position the fighter's weapons system in preparation for weapons
release. Prior to aircrew learning the procedures involved, they must understand the orientation
of the basic angles of the intercept. Correctly orienting the fighter and bogey flight paths will
allow aircrew to advantageously position the weapons system.
There are three ways the intercept may be viewed: from a God's eye view, from the aircrew's
viewpoint in the fighter, and from the viewpoint of the aircrew in the bogey aircraft.
All aircrew should attempt to visualize the intercept as it would appear from the position in
the fighter aircraft. The two basic displays are the BDHI, with fighter heading at the top, and the
airborne intercept (AI) radar scope, the center of which is in line with the longitudinal axis of the