Figure 3. Rigging Shackle Assembly
h. Carefully lay the rigged shackle assembly on helicopter with the sling spacer facing up, and heavy weight
black/white sling to the side that the recovery helicopter will approach from.
Failure to arrange sling eyes on the sling link assembly
as shown in Figure 1, View C, will create an unbalanced
load on the sling link assembly and may cause the
assembly to open as tension is applied to the slings.
Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (6), Figure 1, View A, to the double eye end of
heavy weight black/white sling (7) with bridle loops using sling link (8).
(1) Verify that the arrangement of sling eyes is as shown in View C, with sling (7), View A, bridle loops in
the Position A orientation.
Extend sling (7) out away from the damaged helicopter for easy access during the recovery helicopter hook-up
procedure covered in Paragraph 9 of this WP