RECOVERY BY HELICOPTER (Contd)
Perform step o to fold ramp bay or step p to fold interior bay.
Ensure all foldlocks and travel latches are set in their
closed positions prior to folding bay.
o. Signal helicopter pilot to lift ramp bay until travel latch engages inner
pontons, then lower ramp bay until foldlocks engage outer pontons.
p. Signal helicopter pilot to lift interior bay until automatically folded and
Ensure all foldlocks and travel latches are closed prior
to mounting bay and prior to recovery of bay by
helicopter. Failure to comply may result in damage to
equipment or possible injury or death to personnel.
q. Disconnect lifting cable from bay and signal helicopter to raise cable above
Do not connect lifting sling to bridge rafting bracket
mounting holes and quick-release pins. Use only the
load receiving pins with one chain at each pin. Failure
to comply may result in damage to equipment or
possible injury or death to personnel.
Perform steps r and s if recovering an interior bay or
perform steps t through v if recovering a ramp bay.
r. Position helicopter lifting sling on top of interior bay, and pass end of each
chain (6) under load receiving pin (5) at four LIFT/TIEDOWN brackets (8).
s. Connect chain hook (7) to each chain (6) so length of all four chains (6) is