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Title: Resupply of ice-cap expeditions by air drop
Authors: Benson, Carl S.
Keywords: Expeditions
Cold regions
Aerial resupply
Drop zones
Air drop
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (U.S. Army Snow
Description: Special Report
Summary: The layout of a drop zone for air supply is described and diagrammed, and packaging of supplies for air drops is discussed briefly. The procedure requires prudent use of colored flags to aid the pilot's depth perception and to facilitate height estimates from the surface, smoke bombs to outline the drop zone and indicated wind conditions, and constant radio communication between pilot and expedition leader at the surface.
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