8. 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.
9. POST RECOVERY DAMAGED HELICOPTER PROCEDURES
Before returning helicopter to flight status inspect in accordance with applicable technical manuals and perform
a. Remove and return the engine and transmission drive shaft flex frame (K-flex) coupling to the manufacturer
b. Replace tail rotor blades in accordance with applicable technical manual.
c. Contact Commander, Aviation and Missile Command.
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