release altitude


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release altitude

[ri′lēs ‚al·tə‚tüd]
(aerospace engineering)
Altitude of an aircraft above the ground at the time of release of bombs, rockets, missiles, tow targets, and so forth.

release altitude

The altitude of an aircraft at the time of release of parachutists, bombs, rockets, missiles, etc. The release height refers to the height above the ground at which bombs or other stores are released. The release altitude of parachutists is typically given as above sea level.
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The mission commander then asked if Alpha was sure he saw the releases and followed them down considering the release altitude and the fact that it was dark.
The C-17A released the test article at 145 knots air speed from 6,100 feet with future tests planned at the operational release altitude of 33,000 feet.
On my first roll-in, I noticed my preplanned no-lower-than (NLT) release altitude rapidly coming up, without any SMS-generated release cue in sight.
Air Force cargo aircraft at release altitudes of 500 to 1,250 feet above ground level for low-velocity airdrop and 15,000 to 25,000 feet mean sea level for high-velocity airdrop with identical load accuracy and survivability.