We are looking into purchasing a pair of Lightman Landing Zone kits. Obviously they are designed for use in outlining a landing zone, however, we would also like to use the strobes instead of road flares on a MVA scene.
Has anyone used these strobes for this purpose? Did they work well?
Trying to get more bang for the buck.
Thanks very much for any input.
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12-08-2010, 05:16 PM #1
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Lightman Landing Zone Kit?
12-09-2010, 10:39 AM #2
We have some kind of battery-powered doo-dads we use on the highway. They are more visible than cones and don't have to be replaced like flares. I do like them.
We NEVER use any kind of marker lights on landing zones, and we probably do 20 LZ's a year. The chopper crews come and do a class with us every so often and they always discourage any sort of loose objects on the ground. I have seen 2 1/2" hose lift out of the bed from rotor wash!
Conclusion: I haven't used that particular model but ours are comparable and I like them. Resist the temptation to use them on LZ's, pending agreement by your air medical providers."Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.Ē
--General James Mattis, USMC
12-09-2010, 07:44 PM #3
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Thanks for the reply. We hardly ever do Air Evac landings, so, they will be used on the highway.
Ordered a pair of kits today.
12-14-2010, 02:35 PM #4
We only use them on a landing to mark obstructions, so the wash is not an issue. I have seen many try to make a circle for the helo, and that is fraught with problems.
We have turboflares, that Air Evac bought us.
The lightman lights - we buy those individualy for about 12 bucks a light, with the magnetic base, and slap them on signs to lead mutual aid or EMS into a scene.
We much prefer the turboflares for a flare replacement, the lightman style lights do not work well for that.
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