Black Hawk Question




 
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March 27th, 2006  
ARMY101
 
 

Topic: Black Hawk Question


Odd question I got from watching Black Hawk Down:

How do the men stay in the Black Hawk when it's turning? Are there handles to hang on to, or are they strapped in?
March 27th, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
Some are strapped in, that is correct. The benches on Little Birds also have belts. AT least, that is my knowledge. The operators have to have SOME way of not getting thrown out when the helo is banking, descending, etc.
March 27th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
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Originally Posted by ARMY101
Odd question I got from watching Black Hawk Down:

How do the men stay in the Black Hawk when it's turning? Are there handles to hang on to, or are they strapped in?
Liquid nails, but mostly you just pucker your fourth point and that sucks you against the floor.

Handles, yes. Or sling ropes snap linked to a D-ring on the bird. It helps if you can have one line attached to the pilot's balls for little birds.
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March 27th, 2006  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PJ24
Liquid nails, but mostly you just pucker your fourth point and that sucks you against the floor.

Handles, yes. Or sling ropes snap linked to a D-ring on the bird. It helps if you can have one line attached to the pilot's balls for little birds.