of the Lead. When the Lead "flashes" and moves left or right of centerline (Figure 4-8), the
Wingman will roll in the same direction until the Lead is in a position 60º off of his nose. Putting
the Lead's vertical stabilizer on the tip of the Lead's outboard wing indicates this position. The
Wingman will then adjust his AOB to maintain the bearing line. If the vertical stabilizer moves
forward, inboard along the wing, you are behind the bearing line and said to be sucked (Figure 4-
9). If the Wingman's position is forward of the bearing line (Figure 4-10), you are said to be acute
(indicated by the vertical stabilizer moving aft and sky appearing between the vertical stabilizer
and the wing). The student is responsible for keeping the area clear and monitoring the progress
of the rendezvous reporting airspeed and altitude. Aircrew coordination and safety are paramount.
Remember, you will be doing these at night later in your career.
Figure 4-8 Rendezvous
Figure 4-9 Sucked Position
4-8 SECTION PARADE