Flashcards in AERIAL DELIVERY Deck (25):
What are the 3 primary types of AD?
container delivery system (CDS)
heavy equipment (HE)
How many LLSL parachutists can be dropped from the paratroop doors? From the ramp and door?
paratroop doors - 64 per pass (20 static lines per anchor cable is not exceeded)
ramp and door - one anchor cable is used each pass with a max of 20 jumpers
Above what altitude constitutes Military Free Fall?
3,000 and above
How many containers can be dropped at one time?
16 individual A-22 containers or up to 10 A-7A/A-21 containers
What is the preferred method for CDS and combo drops?
Centerline Vertical Restraint System
Why is CVR the preferred method for CDS and combo drops?
provides the required vertical restraint without the use of 5000 lb straps
What skid boards is the CVR system compatible with?
48 x 48 (16 bundles may be dropped)
48 x 53.5 (14 bundles may be dropped)
48 x 96
When is a buffer stop assembly (BSA) used?
for all CDS loads in excess of 5000 lbs
What weight constitutes an HE load?
no less than 2520 lbs and no more than 42000 lbs
When do jumpers require floatation devices and a minimum of 1 rescue boat?
when a DZ is within 1000 meters of water (greater than 4 ft deep or 40 ft wide)
What is the Standard Point of Impact Placement?
minimum distance from the DZ leading edge to the PI
When do DZ surveys become obsolete?
5 years after the date of MAJCOM approval
When should you use safety zone distances?
during peacetime personnel drops
Do you use safety zone distances for HALO/HAHO?
For peacetime personnel ADs, the safety zone will never be less than __ yards.
What rate of deceleration does the CNI-MU use for slowdowns?
90 kts per minute (1.5 kts per second)
120 kts per minute (2 kts per second) is closer to the actual profile when the pilot flying conducts an aggressive, flight-idle slowdown
Does CAPS calculate a HARP circle?
What are some planning considerations for Combo ADs?
-use the cargo exit time, personnel exit time and 3 seconds for the exit of the first jumper
-base stick length and green light duration on the personnel CARP to ensure the last jumper will land safely on the DZ
-for multiple bundles, add 1 additional second per bundle
-for multiple HE platforms, add 4 seconds per platform
For JM-directed HALO drops, when may the green light be turned on?
1 minute prior to release point
When is the CARP INIT 6/6 page available?
Only when a drivable chute is selected on the CARP INIT 2/6 page
The PM will enter the surface winds in the CARP PROG 1/2 page no later than when?
the 1 minute checklist
The CNI TP must be cycled by a minimum of __ NM for HUD symbology and sensitive steering to the CARP.
When does the CNI switch from entered winds to sensed winds during ADs?
once the slowdown point is sequenced
The CNI will continually update the ballistic wind and adjust the CARP until when during the run-in?
10 seconds prior to CARP