Operating Procedures - Continued
Fully Automatic Landings - Continued
landing. Furthermore, it is likely that it will be maneuvering in an
attempt to fly toward the T/C. Therefore, the impact of the payload
can be expected to be much greater than with manual operations.
Because of the greater impact velocity due to the system
maneuvering and possibly landing with the wind without the benefit
of an operator commanded landing flare, it is not advisable to use
the fully automatic landing mode unless the situation requires it.
In the automatic landing mode, maintain a minimum distance of
150 meters between the T/C and the nearest personnel. The
system's behavior during the final few seconds is difrtcull to
predict. Because of the tremendous kinetic energy of
approximately 500 pounds when traveling at speeds of greater
than 30 mph, it may endanger personnel in the vicinity of the