Desert Landing Site (DLS)™
A course covering semi-prepared and tactical Desert Landing Site (DLS) surveying, imagery analysis & site selection, as well as, service life maintenance & weather condition impacts during operations; including an overview of Engineering Technical Letters (ETLs) 97-9, 04-7 and 02-19, and a review of DAFMAN 13-217 (and applicable AFSOC Supplements). Surveyors will understand how to implement the ‘highest’ level of safety standards when evaluating any and all vertical obstructions and calculating height above runway cross-sections, longitudinal and transverse gradient analysis, Glide Slope Ratio (GSR) and Displaced Threshold determination(s). Note: Course instruction includes measurement and reporting techniques for Ruts, Rolling Resistance Material/ Rolling Friction Factor, and Runway Condition Ratings for SPACI analysis and surface distress reporting for all potential movement areas.
This course is tailored for personnel planning, performing or supporting Crisis Response or Limited Contingency Operations by exploring the principles & characteristics of working in an overseas, urban and/or challenged environment through practical and situational field training exercises.
This Full Mission Profile (FMP) event challenges even the most experienced operator in their ability to react and overcome adverse conditions during a cradle-to-grave Air Field seizure and Assault Zone Operation. Trainees utilize the full spectrum of Military Decision Making & Tactical operations processes to facilitate the mobility of Joint and Combined Forces’ Aviation and Ground assets within an unfamiliar (non-scripted) scenario which helps to critically evaluate and test an individual’s capabilities, a team’s cohesiveness, and an entire organization’s overall readiness to execute this important mission.