Aircraft ground handling

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AIRCRAFT GROUND HANDLING ARMY

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Aircraft ground handling

  1. 1. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUOAircraft Ground Handling Task Force Mountain Eagle UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 1
  2. 2. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Outline• Minimum / Basic Requirements• Warnings / Cautions / Considerations• Pre-Brief prior to movement• Towing• Parking• Summary UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 2
  3. 3. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Minimum / Basic Requirements• Different for each aircraft. Check appropriate Technical Manual (TM) – UH-60: 1-1520-237-23-1 – AH-64: 1-1520-238-23-1 – CH-47: 1-1520-240-23-1 – OH-58: 1-1520-248-23-1• Unit SOPs should further define procedures and practices. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 3
  4. 4. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Warnings / Cautions / Considerations• Electrical power removed for 20 min prior to movement (prevent damage to gyros)• Remove grounding cables / tie downs• Ensure tow bar is in place and hooked to vehicle prior to removing chocks/brakes• Tow bar attached properly• Tail wheel lock pin disengaged• All doors / cowlings closed and secure UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 4
  5. 5. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Warnings / Cautions / Considerations cont.• Chocks / drip pans removed• Gust lock out• Tie downs / ropes used to swing blades• Stabilator raised• Check brakes at beginning of movement• Hangar doors opened all the way and/or area clear of obstacles UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 5
  6. 6. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Movement Pre-Brief• Who is in charge• Ample # of personnel available and are trained (tug, brakes, wing walkers, etc.)• Where the aircraft will go• Signals that will be used (hand, voice, etc.)• Anyone can call STOP UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 6
  7. 7. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Ground Handling• Tow on level surface (if possible)• Do not exceed 5 MPH or as fast as the slowest handler• Do not make sudden starts and stops• Wing walkers remain at least 10 feet from aircraft• Do not jump in/out of moving aircraft• Remain clear of the wheels• Use taxi lines UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 7
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  14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Parking• Set brakes• Chocks in• Engage tail wheel lock pin• Remove tow bar• Ground (inside or sheltered)• Drip pans (inside or sheltered)• Gust lock (if necessary) UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 14
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Summary• Personnel should be trained• Reference appropriate TM and SOP• Pre-Brief prior to movement• It isn’t just a “simple move” UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 15
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUOQuestions? UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO 16

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