101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Gold Book

APP 4 - Landing in Light LZ

 

ELEMENT: Brigade/battalion task force.

TASK: Conduct actions on landing (light LZ).

CONDITIONS:

1. The unit has been assigned a mission that involves insertion by an air assault.

2. The unit will conduct a single door exit.

3. The unit has designated which soldier within each chalk:

a. opens the door.

b. conducts final equipment "sweep" of the aircraft.

c. ensures the door is in its locked back position prior to lift off from the LZ.

STANDARDS: The unit exits the aircraft and initiates movement to cover within 30 seconds and maintains accountability of all personnel and equipment.

PERFOMANCE MEASURES:

1. The designated soldier opens the door when given the "execute" command from the crew chief.

2. Soldiers move away from the aircraft in a crouched position.

3. Soldiers move out of the aircraft and immediately seek cover in the nearest woodline.

4. Each soldier accounts for moving their ruck sacks / assault packs from the aircraft to the woodline.

5. RTOs maintain positive control of their antennas while moving away from the aircraft.

6. The designated soldier conducts a final "sweep" of the aircraft to ensure no equipment is left on the aircraft.

7. The assault aircraft are on the ground for no longer than 30 seconds.