! Launch and recovery operations
! Chocks and tie-downs (as required)
! Fire bottle and guard (posted)
! Auxiliary power plant start/shut down
! Clearances around the aircraft
! Rotor blade spread/fold
! Engine start/shut down
! Rotor engagement/disengagement
! The movement of all personnel around the
aircraft when loading or unloading troops,
cargo, or fueling
! All other activities around the launch or
! External material condition and security of the
For detailed information on shipboard V/STOL
aircraft operating procedures, you should refer to the
Naval Warfare Publication Shipboard V/STOL Air-
LHD/LHA/LPH/LPD NATOPS Manual, NAVAIR
00-80T-106; and the Shipboard Helicopter Operating
Procedures, NWP-42, latest revision.
During aircraft operations afloat or ashore, the
following helicopter safety precautions should be
! Do not approach or depart a helicopter without
direction from the LSE.
! Do not approach or depart a helicopter while
the rotors are being engaged or disengaged.
! Helicopters should not be taxiied on the flight
! Helicopters should not be towed or pushed
while the rotors are engaged.
! Helicopters should not be launched or
recovered and rotors should not engaged or
disengaged while the ship is in a turn or the
wind is out of parameters.
FORE/AFT CENTERLINE OF
ALL HELICOPTERS ARE TO
BE IN LINE WITH THE
NOSEWHEEL SPOT FOR H-53
(OMITTED FROM SPOTS 1
AND 4, AND SPOT 3A ON LPH)
NOSEWHEEL SPOT FOR H-46
(OMITTED FROM LHA SPOT 3A)
MAIN WHEEL SPOTS FOR
BOTH H-46 AND H-53 (OMITTED
FROM LHA SPOT 3A)
H-1 SKID TOE ON
LINE, H-2, H-3
AND H-60 NOSE
Figure 10-17.Shipboard helicopter landing spot (typical).