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CLEARED TO .WITHIN 3 ft of GROUND.

Figure II. Landing Zone for Rotary-Wing Aircraft rv-si c. Surface.

(1) The surface should be relatively level and free of obstructions euch as rocks, togs, tall grass, ditches, sod fences.

(2) The maximum ground slope permitted is IS percenL

(3) The ground must be flrxn enough to support the aircraft.

(4) Heavy dust or loose snow conditions Interfere with the vlelon of the pilot )oat before touchdown. This effect can be reduced by clearing, wetting down, or using improrised mats.

(5) Landing pads may be prepared en swamp or marsh areas by building platforms of locally avail able materials (Figure 14). Such LZ's are normally used for daylight operations only. The stseof theclearlngfor this type of LZ Is the same as b above, with the foOowfagadditional requirements for the platform:

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