Chapter 11. Safety, Ground Operations, & Servicing

Procedures for Securing Weight-Shift Control Aircraft

There are many types of weight-shift control aircraft— engine powered and nonpowered. These types of aircraft are very suitable to wind damage. The wings can be secured in a similar manner as a conventional aircraft in light winds. But in high winds, the mast can be disconnected from the wing and the wing placed close to the ground and secured. This type of aircraft can also be partially disassembled or moved into a hangar for protection.

Procedures for Securing Powered Parachutes

Powered parachutes should have the parachute packed in a bag to prevent the chute from filling with air from the wind and dragging the seat and engine. The engine and seat can also be secured if needed.

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