1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft were used to airdrop food to Afghan refugees in the early stages of the war against the Taliban in 2001. Calculate how far ahead of the drop zone a pilot would have needed to drop humanitarian aid packages if the delivery occurred at a speed of 263 m/s and an altitude of 3048 m to avoid enemy fire. Assume the packages were released from their containers immediately and neglect air resistance. 2. Relevant equations t = 2H / g D = vt 3. The attempt at a solution It takes 24.928 s for the package to reach the floor.