You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.
For each raid, there is an interception step where you decide which squadrons to move from patrol to the raid display. Those you move will attempt to intercept that raid but be unavailable for other raids (until they land, rearm, and can launch again).
To resolve combat, I suggest following the sequence of play in the rulebook. It explains everything in great detail and isn't that complicated.
Follow your sugestion and have no doubts now...