ADVANCED TACTICAL MANEUVERING
"Hard right (left), bogey right five
Bogey rolls in from the perch through
Bogey continues the attack
As bogey continues the attack its nose
drifts aft towards the defender's
"Reverse, unload, extend."
Bogey follows overshoot with nose
high pull out-of-plane
Bogey repositions nose back on with
"Pitch back left (right), lift vector
roll towards defender
4.4.6. On an ATM 3, these engagements conclude almost immediately after the presentation and
related defensive maneuvering. On ATM 4 through ATM 6X, however, the engagement
continues through subsequent merges, and the student, whether offensive or defensive, is
expected to provide follow on ICS communication that most effectively maneuvers the aircraft.
4.4.7. Once the training objectives have been accomplished, the Lead IP terminates the
engagement, and provides directive COMM that facilitates the next set up.
126.96.36.199. LEAD IP "Knock it off."
188.8.131.52. WING IP "Knock it off."
184.108.40.206. LEAD IP "Come left to the west, I'll perch on your right side."
220.127.116.11. WING IP "Roger west."
4.4.8. Subsequent to the conclusion of each engagement and prior to the initiation of the next,
the Lead Student initiates a fuel check with his or her Wingman.
18.104.22.168. LEAD "Lead's 2.6, tips."
22.214.171.124. WING "Wing's 2.5, switching to wings."
4.4.9. Defensive Procedures are introduced on ATM 3. During this flight, each student sees all
four presentations from both the defensive and offensive perspective, for a total of eight perch
sets. On subsequent ATM flights, there is a total of four presentations, with each student
defensive for two. On ATM 4, each student sees one in-plane presentation (Co-speed, High-
speed) and one out -of-plane presentation (High Yo-Yo, Barrel Roll) as the defender. On ATM 5
and ATM 6X, the four presentations are at instructor discretion.
4.5. 1 V 1 ENGAGEMENTS
4.5.1. 1 V 1 engagements are demonstrated by the IPs on ATM 1 and ATM 2. Beginning with
ATM 3, these engagements become increasingly more participatory with regard to student input,
and by ATM 5 and ATM 6X, the student must be able to effectively maneuver the aircraft
through directive ICS communication with the IP.