ADVANCED TACTICAL MANEUVERING
NOTE: The response to this descriptive call is "Roger," while the proper response to the
directive COMM initiating the turn was "Two."
18.104.22.168. Inplace Turn
22.214.171.124.1. The Inplace Turn is initiated with a UHF transmission from the Lead Student.
126.96.36.199.1.1. LEAD "Turbo, Inplace Left."
188.8.131.52.1.2. WING "Two."
184.108.40.206.2. Both aircraft simultaneously commence a level, energy sustaining turn in the
same direction for 180°. As with the Tac Turn, the aircraft switches sides at the
completion of the turn.
220.127.116.11.3. The turn depicted above is an Inplace Left Into. Both students are responsible
for clearing the airspace to the inside and aft of the turn. After 90° of turn the aircraft on
the outside of the turn (Lead in this case) calls "Six clear" on the UHF. Realize that
during the turn, the aircraft to the inside of the turn (Wing in this case) will likely lose
sight of the other aircraft temporarily. When the turn is an Inplace Into (as depicted) it is
the Wingman who temporarily loses sight of his or her Lead. This being the case, it is the
Wing student's responsibility to ensure his or her Lead is aware sight has been regained.
This occurs approximately 135° through the turn as the student is scanning inside and aft.
18.104.22.168.3.1. WING "Visual."
22.214.171.124.3.2. LEAD "Roger."
126.96.36.199.4. This call is not required during the Inplace Turn Away from the Wingman.
188.8.131.52. Cross Turn
184.108.40.206.1. Since, during a Cross Turn, both aircraft are turning towards each other, the
Lead Student needs to deconflict the flight via altitude separation when initiating the turn.
220.127.116.11.1.1. LEAD "Turbo, Cross Turn, Lead's low."
18.104.22.168.1.2. WING "Two."
22.214.171.124.2. Since the Wingman is always stepped up during the engaging turns, the Lead is
always low and the Wingman high for this turn. Both aircraft simultaneously commence
energy sustaining turns into each other for 180°. Again, both students are responsible for
clearing the airspace to the inside and aft of the turn. Since each aircraft has equal
responsibility for lookout doctrine during this turn, no "Six clear" call is required.