Rendezvous Low Pattern
If the tanker is instructed to hawk a low fuel state aircraft, the tanker pilot pattern will
adjust the tanker pattern. The pilot must position the tanker so that the tanker aircraft is
at the 2 o'clock position of the hawked aircraft if and when the hawked aircraft
bolters/waves-off. This pattern adjustment places the tanker in an easily accessible
acquisition position for the hawked aircraft (see Figure 11-6).
Figure 11-6 -- Rendezvous low pattern.