Suspension rope. The suspension rope is 147-feet long and made of nylon. Each end of the rope (fig.
is looped and spliced.
A snap hook (1)
of the rope end spliced loops (2). The
suspension rope is designed to connect on one end to an anchoring device installed in a helicopter
while the opposite end is attached to the bridle D-ring.
Safety rope. The safety rope (fig. 1-3) is 12-feet long and made of nylon. Each end of the rope is
looped and spliced with a snap hook (1) attached to each spliced loop (2). The safety rope is used
when extracting two or three personnel and provides a means for the individuals concerned to hold
together, thereby minimizing possible wind buffeting and oscillation which may occur during pickup and
The Suspension and Safety Ropes, Typical