helicopter landing zone

A specified ground area for landing assault helicopters to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo. A landing zone may contain one or more landing sites.

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  • helicopter landing zone — A specified ground area for landing assault helicopters to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo. A landing zone may contain one or more landing sites. Also called HLZ …   Military dictionary

  • helicopter landing site — A designated subdivision of a helicopter landing zone in which a single flight or a wave of assault helicopters lands to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo. This is designated by the letter H. See helicopter landing zone. A helicopter… …   Aviation dictionary

  • helicopter landing site — A designated subdivision of a helicopter landing zone in which a single flight or wave of assault helicopters land to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo …   Military dictionary

  • Helicopter support team — The Helicopter Support Team (HST) is a unit of organization within the United States Marine Corps that manages the activities of a helicopter landing zone (LZ). It consists of a team of eight Landing Support Marines who are trained to hook up… …   Wikipedia

  • Landing — is the last part of a flight, where a flying animal, aircraft, or spacecraft returns to the ground. When the flying object returns to water, the process is called alighting, although it is commonly called landing and touchdown as well. A normal… …   Wikipedia

  • helicopter retirement route — The track or series of tracks along which helicopters move from a specific landing site or landing zone. See also helicopter lane …   Military dictionary

  • helicopter support team — A task organization formed and equipped for employment in a landing zone to facilitate the landing and movement of helicopter borne troops, equipment, and supplies, and to evacuate selected casualties and enemy prisoners of war. Also called HST …   Military dictionary

  • helicopter approach route — The track, or series of tracks, along which helicopters move to a specific landing site or landing zone …   Aviation dictionary

  • helicopter drop point — A designated point within a landing zone where helicopters are unable to land because of the terrain, but in which they can discharge cargo or troops while hovering …   Military dictionary

  • helicopter drop point — A designated point within a landing zone where helicopters are unable to land because of the terrain, but in which they can discharge cargo or troops while hovering …   Aviation dictionary

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