* Type of aircraft.
* Maximum service ceiling of the aircraft.
* Attack profile being employed.
* Weapon system or expected ordnance.
* Type of target to be attacked.
The air avenue of approach for an Mi-24 (HIND) with a maximum service ceiling of
12,000 feet and a poor hover capability will differ significantly from that of a
MiG-27 (FLOGGER) with a service ceiling of over 60,000 feet, but with a minimum
operating altitude of 1,000 feet. Weather aspects (especially temperature,
humidity, and cloud cover) also have a significant impact on the ability of
aircraft to use a particular avenue of approach. Figures 7-7 and 7-8 show examples
of air avenue of approach cross sections for an Mi-24 (HIND) and an MiG-27