6. RIG RECOVERY HELICOPTER (Figures 1 and 5, and Table 3)
Figure 1 details the damaged and recovery helicopter
rigging. Reference numbers in the following text that are
outlined in parentheses [i.e., (1), (2), etc.] refer to Figure 1,
View A and Table 3 item numbers. Refer to Figure 1, View
A and Table 3 for configuration guidance.
Use of cargo hook thimble is required when the center
cargo hook of a CH-47 is being used; the UH-60 does not
use a thimble.
a. If the recovery helicopter is a UH-60 proceed to the next step. If the recovery helicopter is a CH-47 place a
cargo hook thimble (12, Figure 1, View A, and Figure 5) into the single eye end of heavy weight black/white
Figure 5. Typical Cargo Hook Thimble Installation (Shown in Double-Eye Configuration)
b. Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (10, Figure 1, View A) with the hook thimble
installed (if applicable), to the recovery helicopter center cargo hook.
c. Pull free end of heavy weight black/white sling through center cargo hook hole and secure until helicopter
being recovered is ready for hook-up.
7. HOOK-UP AND RECOVERY FLIGHT OPERATIONS (Figure 1 and Table 3)
Should it become necessary for a ground crew
member to perform hook-up while on the helicopter
being recovered, extreme care must be exercised to
avoid static electric shock, injury resulting from falling
off the helicopter as a result of rotor downwash, etc.
Remove any loose objects from recovery site to
prevent them from becoming projectiles as a result of