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  1. When do you assume the proper position for formation when taxiing?
    Upon pulling out of the parking area
  2. How do you consider wind when taxiing as a formation?
    Try to position number 2 upwind to minimize FOD hazards and dust from affecting vision
  3. What is a wing takeoff?
    When both aircraft maintain formation integrity and position during the entire takeoff roll
  4. What do are some things to consider when positioning number 2?
    • If crosswinds are over 5 knots, put number 2 on the upwind side to avoid wake turbulence
    • If weather is a factor, place number 2 on the outside of the first turn out of traffic
  5. As number 2, how do you set the 30° fingertip position on the runway?
    taxi forward until number 1's aft wingtip light visually aligns with the forward end of their engine exhaust stack
  6. As number 1, what is your takeoff power setting?
  7. As number 2, what is your takeoff power setting?
    as required to maintain fore/aft position
  8. If number 1 aborts, what happens to number 2?
    number 2 continues the takeoff
  9. As number 1, what should you check as you pass 110 KIAS?
    check that number 2 is safely airborne then retract the gear/flaps
  10. As number 1, when can you make your first turn?
    • at 400' AGL
    • 140 KIAS
  11. If weather/winds are not a factor, were should you position number 2 on the runway?
    on the inside of the first turn
  12. what is an interval takeoff?
    the flight performs separate takeoffs using timing to determine the interval between brake release
  13. When do you use an interval takeoff? Minimum weather required?
    • winds and runway condition are too hazardous
    • 1500/3
  14. What power settings are used for an interval takeoff?
  15. During an interval takeoff, as number 1, when can you reduce power? Power setting?
    • minimum 160 KIAS
    • 85-95%
  16. As number 2, how long after number 1 begins takeoff roll do you release your brakes?
    time for 6 seconds from number 1 releasing brakes
  17. During an interval takeoff and number 1 aborts, what does number 2 do?
  18. what is the basis for all formation flying?
    fingertip formation
  19. When leading fingertip, limit you maneuvering to ___ bank, ____ Gs and ___ KIAS minimum.
    • 90°
    • 2-3
    • 120
  20. SMART
    • keep number 1 in SIGHT at all times
    • MONITOR number 1's position
    • remain AWARE of routing and collision potential
    • monitor RADIOS
    • TRUST number 1
  21. what is the approximate angle and distance for the wing fingertip?
    30° back; 10' wingtip clearance
  22. 30° fingertip line references:
    • align number 1's aft wingtip with the front edge of edge of exhaust stack opening
    • draw a line up from rear of pitot tube to match rear exhaust stack
  23. Vertical reference for fingertip?
    number 1's exhaust stack should rest on his wing
  24. fingertip wingtip spacing:
    number 2 should look directly down the forward edge of number 1's horizontal stabilizer
  25. How does the relative motion relate the 3 axes?
    • Pitch - vertical
    • Fore/aft - 30° line
    • Lateral - wingtip spacing
  26. Axes priorities:
    • vertical spacing
    • fore/aft spacing
    • lateral/ wingtip spacing
  27. What is the crossunder used for?
    • to place number 2 on the desired side to benefit clearing
    • avoid number 2 being blinded by the sun
    • landing pattern
    • repositioning for a maneuver
  28. (T/F) never pass under number 1 during a crossunder.
  29. what is the crossunder signal from number 1?
    number 1 dips his wing in the direction of the change
  30. What is route formation?
    • provides flexibility to flight
    • number 2 to check systems, clear and relax
  31. What is route formation position for number 2?
    • maintains between 2 ship widths out to 500'
    • Abeam number 1, not to go behind the 30° line
  32. When must number 2 breakout?
    • Directed by number 1
    • Visual contact with number 1 is lost
    • Unable to rejoin or remain in formation without crossing under or in front of number 1
    • Anytime his or her presence constitutes a hazard
  33. what are the steps for number 2 to breakout?
    • clear in direction of break
    • break away from number 1
    • notify number 1
    • use power/ speed brake as necessary to expedite separation
  34. What are the steps for number 1's breakout?
    • maintain current maneuver and power
    • if number 2 not is sight, maneuver to expedite separation
    • coordinate rejoin
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2014-02-02 15:44:54

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