Flying with the blue collar guys on a c mission in. Aviation firsts aviation memories c airdrop video c hercules video c personnel airdrop video. Having read so much from the folks on this sub, i hope im able to discern actual feedback from the danktrollsalt. Project farm gate, the first american mission to south vietnam, included c 47s in the special operations role, a mission that included airlift and airdrop in addition to other military tasks. Start studying ch lmq personnel air drop emergency procedures. After months of testing, a workable solution was achieved by altering the geometry of personnel airdrop formations. The workhorse of the air force combat airlift fleet, the c hercules has been in service for more than half a century. C aircrew exercises combat airdrop capability dyess. The lockheed hc is an extendedrange, search and rescue sarcombat search and rescue csar version of the c hercules military transport aircraft, with two different versions operated by two separate services in the u. This median age even takes into account the c fleet avionics modernization program, which was initiated in 2001. Pf dz airdrop airspeed and drop altitudes flashcards quizlet. The naval special warfare rigid inflatable boat nswrib is rigged for lowvelocity airdrop on a specially designed platform from a c or c 17 aircraft. The ramp on the hercules was also used to airdrop cargo, which included a lowaltitude. Although the flat cargo ramp and door on the c provide exceptional airdrop and rescue capability, this same feature creates a significant amount of.
Nato precision airdrop initiatives and modeling and. Video of my very first actual personnel drop from the c. The weatherbird computer software enables the arwo operator to monitor. C 17 heavy and personnel drop onto the aircraft and takeoff.
During personnel airdrops, when must the aircraft be at or above drop altitude and stable for the drop. The ten minute advisory is a required call during a heavy equipment airdrop. The c j is the latest addition to the c fleet and has replaced aging c es and some of the high. Air force c force sustained the loss of four airplanes between april 18 and may 17, the first c s to be lost in combat since 1969. During personnel airdrops, when must the aircraft be at or. Personnel entering the aircraft loadmaster career ladder must attend the basic loadmaster training course located at sheppard afb tx. All participants must be briefed when using this option. It can be used for disaster response, military drills, and even commercial purposes. Wondering if you can airdrop from your iphone to a windows pc.
Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the c was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. Missionthe c hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. C hercules aircraft for lease international air response. From her deployed location at kandahar airfield, afghanistan, airman 1st class rachael orazine flies regularly on combat airlift and airdrop missions for operation enduring freedom. Pdf edwards afb test pilot primer on various c topics, including vmca, obstacle clearance, stall, fin stall, and the aerodynamics of turning flight. Developed by the us department of defense, this durable extruded aluminum platform has been wellproven and is compatible with all aircraft equiped with 463ltype dual rail systems. The planning and winddensitypressure modeling software in the precision airdrop systempads have now been.
The software then sends the airdrop location to the aircraft. Thanks to grant mizell 5mar09 c turn and burn diagram 54kb. The cj is the newest generation of the c hercules which primarily. Principal member of the technical staff, draper laboratory. Pdf inflight precision airdrop planner followon development.
Flying east, the crew watched out the cs front windows for anything suspicious as the hercules descended. The ecds enables the airdrop roller systems of the c and c17 aircraft to support the. The pi may be located anywhere within the surveyed dz boundaries as long as the minimum required dz size for that type airdrop fits within the boundaries. Airdrop systems aerial delivery is a military phrase that refers to products used to airdrop personnel, ammunition, vehicles, or supplies to military forces or humanitarian recipients on the ground. The workhorse of the air force combat airlift fleet, the c hercules has been in service.
The c hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. Microvanes for the c , a lockheed martin corporation patented technology licensed to metro aerospace, bring performance enhancement and cost reduction for the hercules aircraft as well as other large aircraft with steep aft ramp designs. Cj super hercules airdrop over afghanistan duration. Well, airdrop is not compatible with any devices that are outside of apples system. C aircrew delivers combat supplies through air drop. Fortunately, there are still lots of thirdparty apps that can mimic airdrop, allowing you to transfer files wirelessly from your iphone to a windows pc and vice. Iar also has inhouse retrofitting personnel to modify the aircraft based on requests.
Airman orazine is a loadmaster in a c j hercules the air forces newest version in the c. The c hercules primarily performs the intratheater portion of the airlift mission. In the first, parachutes pull the load, weighing up to 42,000 pounds, from the aircraft. Get all the latest and greatest aviation insights for free. The lockheed c hercules is an american fourengine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by lockheed now lockheed martin. P note i did not add a sound track to this so theres alot of backround noise turn your volume down first. A cj super hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 774th expeditionary airlift squadron at bagram airfield, afghanistan, perform a tactical airdrop of supplies to an undisclosed location in afghanistan, april 20, 2018. Standard c 17 formation airdrop of personnel and equipment had been similar to that of the c 141 and c aircraft flew in threeship elements with 12,000 feet of separation between the lead aircraft of each element.
Personnel and equipment precision delivery from military platforms. Type v air drop platform the type v platform by capewell aerial systems is the standard heavy duty airdrop platform in use today for low velocity airdrops worldwide. The c can deliver personnel, equipment or supplies either by landing or by various aerial delivery modes. Unlike other aircraft, the c can be retrofitted and customized based on the operators needs. Resupplying service members through airdrop provides a safer way to get vital assets to those who need it.
The first combat airdrop for the usaf was in july 2005. The c is one of the most versatile aircraft and has taken part in multiple assignments for the israeli air force. Us air force ground crew members loading a c hercules transport aircraft during. A capability of airdrop operations is that it reduces risk to ground forces, said lt. When the load is clear of the plane, cargo parachutes inflate and lower the load to the ground. Iar has over 25 years experience of operating c hercules aircraft for a. C hercules khe sanh landing and take off mildenhall air fete duration. Mce combat talon i and mch combat talon ii is to provide global, day, night and adverse weather capability to airdrop and airland personnel and equipment in support of u. The airdrop mission was the first use of extracted container delivery system in afghanistan, a new, more accurate, method of airdrop designed to pull the bundles out of the aircraft faster.
A c j hercules sits on the flightline as crews work to prepare the aircraft for an airdrop mission april 29, 20, at kandahar airfield, afghanistan. Designed specifically to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone via airdrop or short. Airlift was one of the first aspects of us military aid to the government of south vietnam. Fortunately, there are still lots of thirdparty apps that can mimic airdrop, allowing you to transfer files wirelessly from your iphone to a windows pc and vice versa. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Designed specifically to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone. A pair of c hercules aircraft and their crews flew over badger drop zone and completed a container delivery system cds airdrop for the. A c h aircrew deployed to bagram airfield conducted the first ever c lowcost lowaltitude lcla combat airdrop to resupply soldiers at a forward operating base feb. Army jumpmasters and safeties in preparation for the 65th anniversary of dday. The vnaf transports were also hardhit, with two c 123s lost at an loc in late april, another at quang tri on may 1, and three others destroyed on the ground at kontum. The lockheed martin c is us air forces principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft. I made a game about c airdrop, and version 1 is now available for ios. Really, the c is out helping people, and thats why i love being a part of this mission. What is the planning drop speed for c and c 17 aircraft dropping cds, equipment, or combination.
This is a 19day course that includes a general orientation of air. Although the flat cargo ramp and door on the c provide exceptional airdrop and rescue capability, this same feature creates a significant amount of drag due to the abrupt change in airflow. The lockheed c hercules is an american fourengine turboprop military transport aircraft. The evolving threats against airdrop platforms may lend themselves to an expanded use of the c 17 as a platform for the insertion of airborne forces and airdrop of. What is the planning drop speed for c 17 aircraft dropping heavy equipment. Cj hercules tactical transport aircraft airforce technology. A 746th expeditionary airlift squadron eas loadmaster observes a load of supplies as they fall to the ground in support of operation inherent resolve oir, nov 14, 2018. This means the entire jj30 fleet will be all weather airdrop capable. Before landing, they suited up with protective armor, per protocol. Microvanes are small aerodynamic components specifically designed to reshape the air flow around the aft cargo door. The ecds enables the airdrop roller systems of the c and c17 aircraft to.444 786 279 934 596 26 1462 1349 464 812 1196 808 186 132 339 480 565 1433 684 347 365 1252 1398 128 401 271 539 1028 845 39 306 1245 169 518 643 852 581 1270 504 820 168 700 1111 857