TACF-06X Strike. PRACTICE TACTICAL FORMATION FLYING. ORM. Operational Requirements / Limitations Crew Rest / Crew Day / Work Week R&I IP Currency (SOP) Warm Up Eligibility Previous Flight Incomplete? Determine Graded Items. Human Factors
PRACTICE TACTICAL FORMATION FLYING
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Loss of Navaids
Lost Plane / Lost Sight
10K’ Hard Deck
No guns inside 1000’ CNATRA Weapons Envelopes Apply
500’ Bubble around all aircraftContingencies
± 20° at 4000 ftControl Zone
The goal of the fighter is to arrive in the control zone with range, angles, and closure under control. From there, he can maneuver to shoot the bandit.
Must have controlled entry into CZ with relative fuselage alignment. (No more than 20 degrees of misalignment in the front of the CZ and no more than 40 degrees of misalignment in the aft end)
Note that the CZ and the Guns Envelope do not overlap.You cannot employ the gun from the CZ!!
Work Tracking Guns Shots
Lead required for snapshot (pipper 1-2 plane lengths in front). Allows for quick shot and a lag back to safety of the CZ to maintain offensive position.
1000ft(using 31’ wingspan)
Closest shot range (Training Rules).
If wings overlap reticle, you’re too close!
Heart of Gun Envelope
¾ of reticle
½ of reticle
Truth: If outside gun envelope (> .5nm or 3000ft), pull pure (w/ fuselages aligned within 45 deg) to decrease range to arrive inside snapshot envelope.
Solve for Plane of Motion
Squeeze Trigger With Lead Established and lag to Control Zone
“Trigger Down……… “
“ SNAP ! ”