Ward goes over the fundamentals of air combat maneuvering including details about the following:
– knowing your airplane’s performance characteristics
– knowing the enemy’s airplane performance characteristics
– developing G tolerance
– one circle fights
– two circle fights
– vertical fights (aka “flat scissors”)
– bug out techniques
– note taking methods between engagements
– TACTS trailer protocol
He also reviews the proper “chalk talk” symbols and how Top Gun crews instruct students how to debrief flights.
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