Accession Number:

AD0772970

Title:

Parachute Escape from Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Experimental evidence shows that a parachutist experiences no major difficulty in achieving vertical and horizontal separation from an autorotating helicopter. At high rates of descent, there is a 0.5 - 0.75 second delay after exit before expected separation begins.

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE