Flashcards in Advancement Deck (232)
What are the advantages of static line?
1. less complex than MFF
2. short time for initial training with a zero student failure rate
3. can airdrop a large number of personnel and cargo at low altitude with ac uracy
what are the disadvantages of static line?
1. lower altitude drops can possibly put aircraft and jumpers at risk
2. non-transferable canopy
how many personnel are required to support static line operations?
a minimum of five:
1. jump master
2. assistant jump master
3. drop zone safety officer
4. Malfunction Officer
5.medical support personnel
can the DZSO serve as the MO?
yes, if they are qualified as a DZSO and MO and only during day jumps
When are additional jump master required for static line and MFF jumps?
when there are more than 32 jumpers total, or 10 jumpers exiting from 2 doors
What parachute is used during static line operations?
how much does the MC-6 parachute weigh?
How much weight can the MC-6 parachute support?
what reserve parachute is used with the MC-6?
How much does the T-11R weigh?
what is the diameter of the T-11R?
For static line jumps using the MC-6 and T-11R parachutes, what is the total combined suspended weight?
how much must the total combined suspended weight of the MC-6 and T-11R parachutes be reduced for every 1000ft above sea level?
For static line jumps, when may the jump master use a MFF parachute?
When they are qualified to jump that parachute, and when the jump altitude is 1500 ft or more above ground d level
When is a personal floatation device required for static line drops?
when the drop zone is within 1000 meters of a body of water.
a body of water is defined as water 4 ft or deeper, and 40 ft long or longer.
How is a body of water defined for static line jumps?
a body of water is water that is 4 ft or more deep, and 40 ft long or longer
What is the required diameter for steel anchor line cables for static line operations?
1/4 or 3/8 inch
What is the maximum altitude a static line jumps can be conducted at?
2,999 ft above ground level
What is the maximum drop speed for static line operations?
150 KIAS (KNOT INDOCATED AIR SPEED)
what is the recommended jump height for static line proficiency or refresher training jumps?
1250 ft above ground level, provided air speed is greater than 90 kias
What is the ideal static line drop speed?
130-135 Kias for fixed wing, 90-110 Kias for rotary wing
At what speed will there be an increased risk of damage to equipment and personnel when static line jumping the MC-6 parachute?
true or false: the injury rate for jumps at 5000 feet above MSL are 4 times higher than jumps at sea level
What are the 3 basic drop zone markings?
H, T, and inverted L
In static line drops, what does red smoke indicate?
in static line drops, what does red smoke with the left half of a T indicate?
What are the three ways a "T" at a drop zone can be configured, and what do they mean?
T= good to drop
I = abort the pass
L= Medevac (used with red smoke or chemlighgs)
When must the jump brief be given?
within 24 hours of the jump
For combat static line drops, what are the speeds and altitudes a drop can be conducted from?
can drop from 600 feet above ground level with the MC-6 from a rotary wing platform flying less than 90 kts; can drop from 475 feet agl with the mc-6 from a fixed wing aircraft if flying between 125-150 kias