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1

What are the 8 Selection Factors?

Method of airdrop
Obstacles
Drop altitude
Airdrop airspeed
Type of airdrop
Access
Adequate approach and departure routes
Size of DZ

2

What is the planning airspeed for UH-Series aircraft?

70 KIAS

3

What is the planning airspeed for CH-Series aircraft?

90 KIAS

4

What is the planning airspeed for STOL aircraft?

105 KIAS

5

What is the planning airspeed for USAF aircraft dropping personnel/door bundles?

130 KIAS

6

What is the planning airspeed for USAF aircraft dropping CDS/Equipment, or a C-130 dropping heavy equipment?

140 KIAS

7

What is the planning airspeed for C-17 aircraft dropping heavy equipment?

150 KIAS

8

What are the planning altitudes for rotary wing/STOL aircraft dropping personnel?

Day: 1500 ft AGL
Night: 1500 ft AGL

9

What is the minimum altitude for rotary wing/STOL aircraft dropping personnel?

1250 ft AGL

10

What are the planning altitudes for rotary wing/STOL aircraft dropping bundles?

Day: 300 ft AGL
Night: 500 ft AGL

11

What are the planning altitudes for rotary wing/STOL aircraft dropping LCLA?

Day: 150 ft AGL
Night: 150 ft AGL

12

What are the planning altitudes for USAF aircraft dropping personnel?

Combat: joint GUC/AVN CDR
Tactical: 1000 ft AGL
Basic Airborne: 1250 ft AGL
SATB-P: 500 ft AGL

13

What is the planning altitude for USAF aircraft dropping door bundles?

1000 ft AGL

14

What are the minimum altitudes for C-17 aircraft dropping door bundles?

G-14: 300 ft AGL
T-10 Cargo: 300 ft AGL

15

What are the minimum altitudes for C-130 aircraft dropping door bundles?

G-14: 300 ft AGL
T-10 Cargo: 400 ft AGL

16

What is the planning altitude for C-17 aircraft dropping CDS?

600 ft AGL

17

What is the minimum altitude for C-17 aircraft dropping CDS?

G-14: 300 ft AGL

18

What is the planning altitude for C-130 aircraft dropping CDS?

600 ft AGL

19

What is the minimum altitude for C-130 aircraft dropping CDS?

400 ft AGL

20

What is the planning altitude for USAF aircraft dropping heavy equipment?

1100 ft AGL

21

What is the minimum altitude for USAF aircraft dropping heavy equipment?

550 ft AGL

22

What is the planning altitude for C-17 aircraft dropping DRAS?

1200 ft AGL

23

What are the minimum altitudes for C-17 aircraft dropping DRAS?

G-12E: 1000 ft AGL
G-11D: 1200 ft AGL

24

What is the planning altitude for USAF aircraft dropping JPADS?

10,000 ft AGL

25

What is the minimum altitude for USAF aircraft dropping JPADS?

3500 ft AGL

26

What is the minimum altitude for equipment using the 5k or 10k PRS?

1000 ft AGL
Or by parachute type, whichever is higher

27

What are the types of airdrop?

Low Velocity
High Velocity
Free Drop

28

What are the methods of airdrop?

Personnel/Door bundles
Gravity
Extraction

29

What are the three primary obstacles?

Water
Trees
Power lines

30

What is considered a water obstacle?

4 feet or deeper AND 40 feet or wider within 1000m of the DZ
DZSTL can make any body of water an obstacle