helicopter landing zone


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helicopter landing zone

A specified ground area for landing assault helicopters to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo. A landing zone may contain one or more landing sites. Also called HLZ.
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A good example is identifying a helicopter landing zone, he said.
In navigating to the crash site from the helicopter landing zone, we found easier routes that would be more conducive to the transportation of food and water to the security force to be stationed near the downed aircraft.
Captain Mark Hale and Rifleman Daniel Wild, both from 2nd Battalion The Rifles, were carrying wounded Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton to a helicopter landing zone at Sangin in Helmand province when they were hit by a second explosion.
Galloway was on the ground as the UPI writer when the NVA regulars encircled LZ X-Ray (a helicopter landing zone code name) and threatened a Custer-style massacre of 7th Cavalry in the 20th century.
They had to build and fill a 50,000-gallon fuel farm, install a trailer-sized refrigeration unit, and, using excavation vehicles, extend the outpost's helicopter landing zone.
Located in a very constricted area around the plant were a prisoner-of-war camp, supply dumps, a helipad for sling loading helicopters, and a helicopter landing zone for medical evacuation.
Ranger Bazon established a helicopter landing zone near the crash site hoping to get the victim to medical care quickly.
The helicopter landing zone is aimed at speeding up the treatment of patients flown into the city from outlying areas of South Wales.
O'Leary was placed on a backboard and taken to the waiting Orange ambulance, which transported him to a helicopter landing zone at Olsen Field.

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