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Old 2 July 2015, 10:38
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Need some help with UH60 planning times

Gentlemen, I need some help with UH60 flight time; strictly for rough planning purposes.

Standard UH60.

Airspeed 60-70 knots, Est 300 ft. AGL, figure AGL= 1500 ft. ASL
Standard crew with 2 additional pax, and 300 lbs. additional equip weight.
No aux fuel stores
How long can the AC stay on mission?

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Old 2 July 2015, 11:41
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Not enough information to give you any answer.

Are they loitering? Need to stay in the air or can they go to ground? Lots of other questions as well.

Two ways to frame this problem - how far can they reach with a defined amount of loiter time -OR- how long can they loiter at a given distance

Weights and terrain altitudes, but unless there is a specific ground force requirement for those specific airspeeds and AGL altitudes, better to let the aviators shape their tactics to meet your intent. Give us the 5W's, guidance, intent and we will make it happen.

Finally, why are you asking? Hit me up via PM if you'd like and we can go to .mil e-mail exchange.
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Old 2 July 2015, 12:02
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Not enough information to give you any answer.

but unless there is a specific ground force requirement for those specific airspeeds and AGL altitudes, better to let the aviators shape their tactics to meet your intent. Give us the 5W's, guidance, intent and we will make it happen.
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