ADVANCED TACTICAL MANEUVERING
4.3.2. The student is not required to run an ICITT or a TICITT. As long as one and only one of
each turn is done in the set of five and the resulting movement is towards the center of the
operating area, the objectives are accomplished. For example, the flight may be already
positioned at or near the center of the area when the Wing student commences his or her set of
turns. In this case, a Tac Into, followed by a Tac Away, Inplace Into, Inplace Away, and Cross
Turn serves to keep the flight at or near its present position.
4.3.3. There are obviously an extensive amount of turn combinations possible; the ICITT and the
TICIT are just two used to move the flight in the desired direction.
4.3.4. After each set of five turns, both students conduct internal fuel checks over the ICS. The
IPs will then effect a Lead change.
188.8.131.52. STUDENT(S) (ICS) "Fuel is 2.6, tips."
184.108.40.206. LEAD IP (UHF) "2.6, tips, you have the Lead on the right."
220.127.116.11. WING IP (UHF) "2.6, tips, Lead on the right."
4.3.5. After the second set of turns, the lead is passed back in a similar manner.
4.4. DEFENSIVE PROCEDURES
4.4.1. Defensive Procedures are introduced on ATM 3 and practiced on all subsequent ATM
flights. At the completion of the engaging turns the Lead IP provides directive UHF COMM
establishing the perch. This formation allows the engagement to proceed with each aircraft's
initial role defined as either defensive or offensive. The defensive aircraft is at or near 14,000
feet, 250 kts, and the attacking or offensive aircraft is stepped up approximately 1500 feet in a
"perch" position ½ to ¾ NM aft on a 45° bearing line.
4.4.2. From this perch position, the engagement commences when the "Fight's on" call initiated
by the IP in the defensive aircraft is acknowledged with a "Fight's on" call by the IP in the
offensive aircraft. These calls are made after the "speed and angels" calls, which indicate each
aircraft is at or near the airspeed and altitude parameters dictated for that particular engagement
(14,000 feet, 250 kts for the defensive aircraft), and is ready to go.
18.104.22.168. DEFENSIVE IP "Speed and angels on the left."
22.214.171.124. OFFENSIVE IP "Speed and angels on the right."
126.96.36.199. DEFENSIVE IP "Fight's on."
188.8.131.52. OFFENSIVE IP "Fight's on."