Groundperson 2 and Helicopter Crew Chief:
Ground personnel must be aware of their position in relation to helicopter at all times to
prevent personal injury. Ground personnel involved in ground operation of PDU and/or
helicopter shall wear protective head gear for ears and eyes to prevent personal injury.
a. Using appropriate hand signals (figure 2-13), signal helicopter pilot that area is clear for takeoff.
b. Direct pilot in vertical liftoff until PDU clears ground.
Make sure SYSTEM switch is set to OFF.
b. Set POWER switch to ON. Check that POWER indicator lights.
Start engine with ENGINE START switch. Check that ENGINE indicator lights.
Note time that dispersal begins and ends since application rate can only be determined if
dispersal time is known.
d. When ready to disperse pesticide, set SYSTEM switch to ON. Check that EMPTY indicator is not lit. Note
Shut down hydraulic system immediately when EMPTY indicator lights, or damage to
pump could occur.
e. When EMPTY indicator lights, set SYSTEM switch to OFF, ENGINE switch to OFF, and POWER switch to
OFF. Note time.