Card Set Information
the angle between number 1's heading and number 2's heading
also know as heading crossing angle (HCA)
the angle between the longitudinal axis of the number on aircraft to number 2
expressed in degrees off number 1 in multiples of 10
Why is the 3/9 line important?
number 2 must remain behind the 3/9 line
placing your velocity vector in front of number 1
placing your velocity vector on number 1
placing your velocity vector behind number 1
Effects of lead, pure and lag pursuit
line of sight (LOS)
is a line going form your eyes to your target
what is a pitchout?
a maneuver flow to generate the spacing that will allow you to practice multiple rejoins
Turn by both aircraft of roughly 180° using 60° of bank
2-3 seconds = 1000-1500' spacing
5 seconds = 3000' spacing
what are the steps for a pitchout?
signal for a pitchout
get an acknowledgement from number 2
clear in direction of turn
roll crisply into 60° bank
turn approximately 180°
what is fighting wing?
a fluid type of formation used to provide enhanced flexibility to the flight
where is the fighting wing position?
anywhere within a 30-45° cone at a distance of 500-1000 feet aft of number 1
close trail limitations:
90° bank max
minimum 120 KIAS