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CHAPTER SEVEN
T-6A FORMATION
5.
Numerals, as indicated
With forearm vertical, extend fingers
to indicate desired number from one to
five. With forearm horizontal, indicate
number which added to five, gives
desired number from six to nine. A
clenched fist indicates zero.
6.
I am in trouble
Arm bent across forehead, weeping
(used only when NORDO).
7.
Ejecting or bailing out
Both clenched fists pulled downward
across the face to simulate pulling the
face curtain.
Takeoff Signals:
MEANING
SIGNAL
1.
Running rendezvous takeoff
Kiss off performed on the runway.
2.
Runway runup signal
Extend arm vertically with two fingers
extended. Rotate wrist in circular
motion.
3.
Gear retraction signal
Lead pilot only, will put head down,
then abruptly raise head with gear.
In-Flight Signals:
MEANING
SIGNAL
1.
Fuel check/Cruise check
Raise fist with thumb extended in a
drinking position on wingman side.
2.
Cruise position
Hitchhiking motion of thumb
alternating over each shoulder.
3.
Crossunder
Extend forearm vertically with fist
clenched.
4.
Breakup and rendezvous
Same as runup signal: extend arm
vertically with two fingers extended.
Rotate wrist in circular motion.
(Wingman will use the standard two
second interval.)
5.
Kiss off (I'm leaving the formation)
Fingers joined together on side of
helmet (back of hand facing canopy),
then make a splat motion toward
wingman, extending all fingers and
back of hand against canopy.
7-2 FORMATION VISUAL SIGNALS


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