8-3-6. Aerodynamic Loads.
Aerodynamic loads, such as tow targets, drones, light
aircraft, aircraft parts, wings and tail sections have cer-
tain inherent dangers because of their aerodynamic lift
capabilities. Therefore , the lift capabilities of external
loads must be eliminated before they are lifted. Airspeed
and bank angles will be governed by the reaction of the
load to the airspeed. Drogue chutes shall also be used
to streamline the load. However, the chute must be at-
tached to the load with a swivel fitting.
8-3-7. Multi-Hook Loads.
Handling characteristics are improved when loads are
slung using two-point (forward and aft hook) sling sus-
pension. Load motion is substantially reduced. Potential-
ly unstable loads are directionally restrained by two-point
suspension; airspeed capability is increased above the
airspeed for single-point suspension. When low density
high-drag cargo is carried, the risk of single hook failure
in two-point suspension is reduced by the addition of a
safety sling from the center hook to the forward load
attachment point. The multi-hook configuration also en-
ables the carrying of three independent loads within the