(3) After landing in the trees is completed,
do not hurry to climb or jump down. Survey the situation,
and calmly decide on the best course of action.
d. Landing at Night. Bailout performed
presents a difficult situation because visibility is usually
very limited and as a result makes it nearly impossible to
judge altitude. Therefore, after leaving the aircraft and
insuring the canopy has deployed, assume the landing
as to what type of surface the landing shall be made on,
be prepared to open the canopy release safety covers and
activate the canopy releases or to unsnap the leg and
chest straps, as applicable, upon contact with the landing
Light reflecting off of pavement at night
makes pavement appear as water.
e. Landing in Water. Water landings require the
use of different procedures than those used on land. As
unit (LPU) shall be worn under the parachute harness (fig.
2-21). The procedures used for water landings are
follows: NOTE Only LPU-2/P or LPU-10/P should be used
Figure 2-21. Life Preserver Unit Worn With Parachute,