ADVANCED TACTICAL MANEUVERING
18.104.22.168. Turn Sequences
22.214.171.124.1. On ATM 1 the Lead IP demonstrates a sequence of five engaging turns,
consisting of one of each of the five turns: Tac Into, Tac Away, Inplace Into, Inplace
Away, and Cross. On ATM 2 through ATM 6, each student conducts turn sequences.
The Lead Student calls one set of five turns, the lead is passed, and the Wing student,
now temporarily acting as Lead, calls the second set of five turns. The objective of these
turn sequences is to perform one and only one of each of the five turns while
simultaneously maneuvering the section towards the center of the assigned working area.
For example, in Area 1, the flight enters at or near Beard, the NPA 210/28. The two turn
sequences, therefore, are conducted in a manner that, when completed, displaces the
section towards the center of Area 1, the NPA 220/40. To facilitate this, two sequences
of turns have been developed that serve to displace the flight 3-5 NM from its present
126.96.36.199.2. An ICITT (Inplace, Cross, Inplace, Tac, Tac) is designed to displace the flight
perpendicularly from its current heading. If, for example, the flight is heading south at
the commencement of the turn sequence, an ICITT left displaces the flight towards the
east, while an ICITT right would move the flight west. At the completion of this set of
turns, the section is still headed in its original direction (south, in this example).
188.8.131.52.3. The purpose of a TICIT (Tac, Inplace, Cross, Inplace, Tac) is to maneuver the
flight further along its direction of travel. A flight heading south, therefore, would be
displaced further south after the completion of a TICIT.