Helicopter crew chief and groundperson 2 direct helicopter pilot. Groundperson 2 must always be in front of pilot.
b. Groundperson 2: Face PDU with arms raised above head and in sight of helicopter pilot at all times. Use appropriate
Operator with hand control assembly is positioned at helicopter right-side cargo door.
Operator: Attach lifting strap to helicopter cargo hook as shown in figure 2-14.
Helicopter pilot: Lift off and fly to PDU location.
Groundperson 2: As helicopter hovers over PDU, move 45 ft to right and remain in pilot's view at all times.
Operator: Play hand control assembly cable out open right-side cargo door and over outboard side of skid.
(1) Step on side support of bucket frame on non-skid strip, forward side of bucket.
(2) Grab lifting strap.
(3) Open hook keeper assembly and insert cargo loop.
Ensure that hook keeper snaps into locked position or PDU could fall during flight, pulling
hand control assembly out of operator's hand. Injury to personnel could result.
(4) Release hook keeper and step down.