release altitude


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release altitude

Altitude of an aircraft above the ground at the time of release of bombs, rockets, missiles, tow targets, etc.
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A thin layer of wispy clouds near our release altitude made it hard to keep sight of my lead.
With a release altitude of 15,000 feet, we planned and briefed a descent down to 10,000 feet after release to perform the required bomb bay checks before exiting the range and then a climb to FL 420 for the first three simulated bomb releases.
The Onyx was designed to meet the needs of US Special Forces, delivering a 34 kg payload from a release altitude of up to 35,000 ft with an average accuracy of better than 100 metres.
He had not set proper altitude warning cues and passed the release altitude in a steep dive.