FLIGHT INTEGRITY: The ability of the Wingman to maintain the proper relative position
while the formation is performing maneuvers.
HUNG ON THE BEARING: A condition during the rendezvous where the wing aircraft ceases
to continue closing on the lead aircraft.
JOKER: A predetermined fuel state (above bingo fuel) informing the formation that a flight
member is at a fuel state whereas the present maneuver needs to be terminated in order to
accomplish remainder of planned profile and land with minimum fuel requirements at planned
KNOCK-IT-OFF: A radio call used by a flight member to alert the formation to cease
maneuvering. This radio call should be preserved as an "unexpected stop and attention getter"
and may be initiated by any flight member. Once initiated, the radio drill will proceed as
"(Tactical Call sign), Knock-it-off" (any flight member)
"(Tactical Call Sign)-1, Knock-it-off"
"(Tactical Call sign) -2, Knock-it-off"
LOST SIGHT: A term used by the Wingman to communicate that he has lost visual contact with
the lead aircraft.
NEW SIX: This is the formation's new six o'clock position at the conclusion of a tactical turn or
maneuver. Checking this position will normally be assigned to a specific crewmember during a
tactical turn, to maximize visual lookout opportunities and enhance visual lookout doctrine.
NOSE-TO-TAIL: The distance from the nose of the wing aircraft to the tail of the lead aircraft.
OLD SIX: This is the formation's current or old six o'clock at the conclusion of a tactical
maneuver or turn. Checking this position will normally be assigned to a specific crewmember
during a tactical turn, to maximize visual lookout opportunities and enhance visual lookout
PARADE POSITION: A fixed position on the 45º bearing line on either the left or right side of
the lead aircraft with 5 feet of stepdown and 3 feet of wingtip separation.
PARADE RATE OF ROLL: A roll rate in which 30º AOB is achieved after 30 º of heading
PLAYMATE: A term used when referencing aircraft participating in your formation.
PROP ARC: A visual checkpoint on the T-6A, referring to the outermost portion of the circle
created by the tips of the propeller blades in motion.