Random postcards from a National Guard Blackhawk crew chief.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.