Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sling Loads

Sling loading a HMMWV
As a break for everyone and a treat for the engineers our unit takes a day to introduce the combat engineers to rigging and hooking up sling loads to the Blackhawk.  We start them with a cargo net, move up to a water tank and finish up with a HMMWV.  In the afternoon we take them on what's called an Incentive Flight, which is nothing more than a short ride designed to give them a couple thrills and an different view of the environment they've been working in.  It makes for a long day, but it is a lot of fun.

Hooking up the load

No comments: