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TZMP conducts regular Paraplane patrols between 500 to 1500 ft AGL, at 25-35mph. Paraplanes, or Powered Parachutes can be used for close air support reconnaissance, ground skimming operations, or STO arial light sport maneuvers, and are conducted under part 103 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

The two primary control methods are accelerating engine power to control vertical rate of climb and deflecting the trailing edge of the parachute to turn the aircraft right or left. By flaring the chute a TZ pilot slows and temporarily gains additional lift, generally used during low-altitude flight and landing.


Paraplanes and helicopters are well equipped for near-ground flight
The power-off glide ratio of a powered parachute ranges from 3:1 to 6:1. Pilots must adjust flight patterns for the main hazards one faces while flying a powered parachute, associated with wind and obstacles. Flight should not be attempted in winds exceeding 10-15 mph or in gusty conditions Wind hazards include terrain-induced air disturbances called rotors and wake turbulence created by the passage of other aircraft referred to as wingtip vortices. Go Teame!
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DEPARTMENTS
All activities conducted by Teame Zazzu are operated under officially designated TZ Departments, each of which performs authorized coordinated action in conjunction with interdepartmental support units as determined by mission profiles, research orders, committee requests, maintenance requirements, unit traditions, and in accordance with lawful orders issued by properly designated legal authorities, training interfaces and partner agencies
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SNOWY GETAWAY: A weekend of winter exercises atop snowmobiles riding in formation in mountain terrain.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Exercises - - -
Mounted Patrol team members practiced safe equipment handling, winter navigation, passenger protocols, and mounted search and rescue response on snowmobiles at various speeds and inclines.


OUTRIDERS: TZMP personnel operate from motorcycles as lead or screen convoy elements, light ground deployment elements for extended-distance reconnaissance, aerial drone retrieval, message delivery, or route clearance tasks.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Gear - - DIY - - Motorcycles -
Motorcycles present a low profile, high fuel economy, acceleration profile, and maneuverability, as well as possess the ability to access off-road and navigate high congestion areas. This an make motorcycles a good tool for mounted patrol missions despite a higher risk of fatality per mile travelled than other vehicles. Additional training and situational awareness is key to proper motorcycle operation.


CANOPY CONTROL: TZMP conducts regular Paraplane patrols between 500 to 1500 ft AGL, at 25-35mph. Paraplanes, or Powered Parachutes can be used for close air support reconnaissance, ground skimming operations, or STO arial light sport maneuvers
Keywords: - Flying - - Searches - - High n Mighties -
The two primary control methods are accelerating engine power to control vertical rate of climb and deflecting the trailing edge of the parachute to turn the aircraft right or left.


OPERATION ICE LAKE: A relaxing paddle with a K9 amongst the floating ice in an alpine lake is the perfect time to practice cold-water procedures.
Keywords: - Aquanautics - - K9 - - -
Sudden immersion in cold water can cause physiological reactions that can overcome mental focus and substantially increase the risk of drowning. Working with K9 units in near-freezing conditions means planning and taking deliberative action.


BEACH RETREAT: TZ members got some sun and floated some drone.
Keywords: - Fashion - - -
TZMP got out on the water with some OG members to sip, sun and slide. But no sleep was to be had.


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