drop altitude


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drop altitude

The altitude above mean sea level at which airdrop is executed. See also altitude; drop height.
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The pilot was forced to drop altitude rapidly to 10,000ft as the cabin de-pressurised and then make an emergency landing in Manila.
Making the run-in over the heights surrounding the reservoir required a letdown to drop altitude without exceeding torpedo drop speed.
While the Corsairs went after the guns or circled, each pair of ADs flew in at wave-top level, struggling to hold their letdown to drop altitude so that they did not exceed torpedo speed.