Trick or Treat
An instruction issued to the tanker pilot that advises them that a
particular aircraft requires fuel if it bolters. Normally, the number of
pounds required to transfer accompanies the instruction, for example,
"trick or treat for two."
Table 11-15 -- Tanking terms
Certain factors determine the altitude and type of pattern a tanker aircraft is required to
fly. As a departure controller, you must know these factors and the patterns that will be
VMC Rendezvous Circle
After an oncoming tanker's package checks sweet, it will enter a rendezvous circle
pattern oriented on the carrier. The pattern has four reference points (see Figure 11-5).
The tanker pilot and the departure controller use these points to indicate the position of
the tanker in relation to a potential receiving aircraft.
Figure 11-5 -- Rendezvous pattern.