On Wednesday 4 April, some 120 troops from Colchester-based A Company (A Coy), 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), parachuted onto the Everleigh drop zone before being picked up by helicopters to "assault" South Cerney airfield.
I suppose if you have to put a lot of people and heavy equipment on the ground fast its better. But i think range would be one of the biggest things. I guess its faster too than having 5 Chinooks all coming in and trying to debus at the same time.
But then again i never got my arse off armour and could be talking out of it!