Ensure static grounding of recovery helicopter is
accomplished by allowing free end of sling lines to
touch the ground before ground crew comes in
contact with sling.
Once sling lines have come in contact with ground and
after sling lines come in contact with ground crew
members, the crewmembers must maintain continuous
contact with the sling line until it is connected to the
disabled helicopter to maintain static grounding.
c. Allow end of sling lines from recovery helicopter to make ground contact to discharge static electricity.
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 (6), Figure 1, View A, (connected to disabled
helicopter) to the double eye end of black/white sling (10) (connected to recovery helicopter) using sling link
(1) Arrange sling eyes as shown in View E, with sling (6) in the Position B orientation.
e. Connect the free sling eye end of blue/white sling (7), Figure 1, View A, (connected to disabled helicopter) to
the double eye end of black/white sling (12) (connected to recovery helicopter) using sling link assembly (13).
(1) Verify that the arrangement of sling eyes is as shown in View E, with sling (7) in the Position B
Deploy the drogue chute if installed.
g. Direct recovery helicopter to place tension on the slings while the ground crew guide the slings to prevent
entanglement with the disabled helicopter.
h. Evacuate ground crew from rigging site.
Direct recovery helicopter to take-off with the disabled helicopter connected.