Figure 4-4 Parade Checkpoints
3. Review. The UHF antenna on the opposite wing's inboard aileron cutout and the prop arc
on the inboard wing's pitot tube define the parade position. POWER and AOB are used to
maintain this position throughout maneuvers and it is critical for the Wingman to make
corrections in a timely manner.
Maintain stepdown and bearing.
Keep relative motion smooth and slow.
402. PARADE TURNS
Once the flight has arrived in the pre-briefed airspace, Lead will initiate a G-Warm sequence.
After the G-Warm, the Lead will signal the Wingman to return to parade position through the use
of one of two available signals; aircraft porpoise, or patting his shoulder. Parade turns are
defined as up to 60º AOB turns of approximately 90 - 180 degrees heading change, which may be
adjusted for area constraints or environment (e.g., sun angle, clouds, etc.).
SECTION PARADE 4-3