Hello, I got the C-130H yesterday and I love it! But one of the things I want to with it is pretend I’m dropping cargo and Parachuters. What are the proper speeds and altitudes for these?
I fly at aprox 1000 feet at like 150 knots
500ft at aroun 160KN, that’s what I do
It’s good, but unfortunately it doesn’t say anything about parachute jumping:-(
Much much too low. Minumum altitiude for non static jumpers is 3000ft, static is 700ft
Well on videos you see almost no flaps during higher altitude droppings.
So since flaps 50 is for 180 kts, it must be going faster.
Or is this illogical?
“normal para drop speed is 125kts whether ramp or door extraction. Speed limit with para doors open is 250kts, 150 while opening (and 150 for the ramp).”
Really? Didn’t know that…
I believe static line drops are lower than that. Don’t want airborne troops exposed in the air any longer than necessary. More like 750’ AGL
You can fly at 2 feet AGL and at 100 knots
Not 100, the plane goes out of control at that speed.
Not if you know how to control it :)
I downloaded and saved the image in Mark’s information topic so I can quickly refer to it when needed.
Limits for paradrop doors and ramp open are 150 kts IAS (from the C-130T operating handbook, which is the naval equivalent of -H).
175 IAS maximum for landing gear in the ‘down’ position
I’m not sure about speed, but I recall Vietnam stories of a static jump from 700’ AGL. For non-static…well, certainly higher.
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