Lubricate deck pendants and barricade cables
properly and frequently.
Replace broken wire supports.
Raise the barricade webbing to the proper
Replace loose or damaged cable fittings and
Do not allow terminal jamming of deck sheave
Remove debris and dirt from all areas.
Remove the deck pendants from engines that are
Keep stanchion area clear of personnel when
raising and lowering cables and webbing
Do not reuse the barricade webbing system after
Hookrunners should approach all arrested
aircraft from the front to avoid jet blast and
possible broken cable backlash.
Keep flight deck clear of personnel until aircraft
has come to a stop.
Install barricade stanchion safety brace before
How should hook runners approach an
What can cause walkback?
Before making repairs to the barricade
stanchions, what must be installed?
What is the condition that can cause
What is an indication of excessive arresting
engine accumulator pressure?
You should now be able to describe the operation
and function of the arresting gear engine systems;
various operational and maintenance procedures;
procedures to remove and replace crossdeck pendants;
the barricade webbing to the stanchions; procedures
used to dereeve and rereeve arresting gear engine
purchase cables and the procedures used to prepare,
pour, and conduct proof-load tests on the wire rope
As important as the procedures are, you should now
know to keep safety uppermost in mind. The safety
precautions in force today have been bought many
times over through reduction in damaged equipment,
personnel injuries, and fatalities.
maintenance, overhaul, and safety instructions refer to
Breakdown, for all Shipboard Aircraft Recovery
Equipment, NAVAIR 51-5BBA-2.1 and 2.2.