posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 09:22 PM
a reply to: Dutzy
We always called them LAPES packages. Kind of a pain to rig...but a real treat to see them in action. In the late 90's I was the DZ (drop zone)
coordinator for a RODEO in 97 or 98 at McChord and Fort Lewis.
Funny story...I was setting up q G-11 cargo chute to provide shade over some bleachers for DV's and a wind storm came, took the chute and bleachers
across the DZ and we had to postpone drops for several hours while we cleared an alternate DZ. I'll never forget the lessons learned that day.
Salute sharply...and press on.
I guess I should also add that RODEO's are the equivalent of RED FLAG in the heavy world.
edit on 6-7-2014 by hotspace because: (no reason