Failure to arrange sling eyes on the sling link assembly
as shown in Figure 1, View E, will create an unbalanced
load on the sling link assembly and may cause the
assembly to open as tension is applied to the slings.
d. Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (11), Figure 1, View A, (connected to the
damaged helicopter) to the double eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (13) (connected to the recovery
helicopter) using sling link assembly (14)
(1) Verify that the arrangement of sling eyes is as shown in View E, with sling (11) in the Position B
e. Deploy the drogue chute if installed.
Direct recovery helicopter to place tension on the slings while the ground crew guides the slings to prevent
entanglement with the damaged helicopter.
g. Evacuate ground crew from rigging site.
h. Direct recovery helicopter to take-off with the damaged helicopter connected.
10. POST RECOVERY KIT PROCEDURES
Upon reaching the destination with the damaged helicopter, the recovery helicopter must come to a hover with the
damaged helicopter a few feet off the ground. It is important that hover time be kept to a minimum to prevent
spinning of the damaged helicopter.
After the damaged helicopter has been lowered to the ground, the recovery helicopter should be directed to a point
where the slings can be released without damaging either helicopter.
After an aerial recovery mission has been completed, the UMARK components must be returned to a ready-for-
issue (RFI) condition.
a. Ensure kits usage log is updated to indicate this events use. If this event use is the units 20th usage refer to
Work Package 0027 00 for disposition of kit. Kit must be returned to depot maintenance for evaluation.
b. All UMARK equipment shall be cleaned, dried, inspected, and replaced, if necessary, in accordance with Work
Package 0027 00.
Following post recovery component maintenance all UMARK components shall be repacked into the UMARK
containers in a neat and orderly fashion. The UMARK containers should then be secured and stored for the next
aerial recovery mission.