Landing Zone (LZ) Information

Landing Zone Information
  • Assign an LZ Officer for ground to air contact
  • Determine frequency to be used and perform communication over mobile, not portable, radio
  • Choose an area in close proximity to scene ensuring that it is flat, firm and free of obstacles
  • Radio transmission to responding aircraft should describe type of surface landing on, any hazards or obstructions in the area, how the area is marked and what is the wind direction
  • Establish secure LZ area (100' by 100') free from obstruction
  • Clear the area (200’ by 200’) of all non-operational personnel
  • Notify your communications when aircraft lands and departs