Four: Lag Turn
|The Lag Turn is the exact opposite of the Lead
Turn. It is used to slow your fast moving plane while at the same
time turning to position yourself on the target's six o'clock.
Very useful when flying against a target aircraft with a superior
turning ability. As you intercept, turn into the target's flight
path loosely. Allow your plane to drift wide and lose momentum.
Tighten your turn while throttling up slightly but still losing
speed. As you approach stall speed, open the throttle and keep the
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Tips for success:
- Keep your target in view at all times. Never let him get out
of your sight.
- When executed poorly, the target will gain distance since
you will have slowed too much in the turn.
- Your window of opportunity is very small so make your move
count. You're not likely to get a second chance.