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Tie Down Procedures

 Tie Down Procedures

  • Is very important to organize the airport, park each aircraft after the flight by tie down to just prevent from a sudden storm, by forecast wind direction we can know or determine the direction for parking and tie down the aircraft.
  • The wind is headed aircraft during parking it’s depending on the location of the parking area fixed tie down points of the aircraft, for the spacing of tie-down need allowing for ample wingtip clearance for save park of the aircraft.

Tie-Down Procedure for Land Plane

Securing Heavy Aircraft :

  • by rope or tie-down can procedure simple parking for heavy aircraft and the weather condition plays an important role  to determine the number of tie-downs be used when the aircraft is secured there is engaging of surface control locks and is vary on different types, the important role of this also prevents aircraft from damage.
  • There some procedure for normal tie down :

  1. When there is the prevailing wind make sure to head aircraft as possible.
  2. Start install guards and control locks.
  3. Continue to attach tie-down reels to aircraft tie-down loops, the tie-down stakes and is for while temporary the using tie-down stakes.

Tie-Down Procedures for Helicopters :

  • The helicopter is more secure in hangars and can tie down when winds up to approximate to 65 mph and all this tie for preventing from damage when there is high-velocity surface winds pass.
  • When there is anticipating of tornadoes of falling limbs form trees it’s possible to an evacuated helicopter to a safe place.
  •  For a secure helicopter, we use tip socks, control locks, parking brakes, mooring covers, wheel chocks, rope tie-down, and rotor brakes.

 Tie-Down Procedures for Seaplanes :

  •  There is some damage creating when the seaplanes tied to dock just by the weather is create a wave and this makes the seaplane roll or bobbing but in the hard storm the aircraft can’t fly so there is some compartment make plane flood and  tie-down aircraft securely to anchors until the storm passes.
  •  It’s possible to remove the seaplane form water and tie down in manner as aline airplane when there is hard weather.

Securing Light Aircraft :

  • Light aircraft are most often secured with ropes tied only at the aircraft tie-down rings provided for securing purposes. and can bend a strut if the rope slips to a point where there is no slack since rope shrinks when is wet are variable about one inch of slack need to provided for the movement of aircraft, can inverted flight stress of the aircraft by tight tie-down rope. And the Ropes is the tie to the outer ends of struts on the wing monoplane of some aircraft.





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