• Selecting a Landing Zone

  • Helicopter Transport and Landing Zone Safety Selecting a Landing Zone

    How to select a safe landing zone

    Please secure a  100x100 feet square Landing Zone Graphic

    1. Area can be road, street, intersection, clearing, etc.  Order of  preference for landing area surface is:
      • Concrete
      • Grass
      • Asphalt
      • Gravel
      • Smooth Rock
      • Snow
      • Dirt
    2. Area should be free of debris, litter or other loose objects.
    3. Area should be reasonably smooth with a slope of not more than 10 degrees.
    4. Be prepared to give the flight crew a landing zone briefing of obstacles, terrain, and other hazards.
    5. Directions relative to the pilot's field of vision ie: 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock etc. are necessary.

    Establishing a Landing Zone
    Printable quick reference card (26 KB)