All services participate in the sling load certification program. This manual includes standardized rigging procedures and other information from that program. It contain rigging procedures for single-point loads which have been certified for sling load. It contain rigging procedures which have not been certified but have demonstrated acceptable static lift and flight characteristics during a flight test.
NOTES: TM 4-48.10 supersedes FM 4-20.198 : FM 4-20.198 supersedes FM 10-450-4 : This manual is one of a series of manuals for aviation and ground personnel who perform helicopter sling load missions ashore or aboard ship. Other manuals in this series are FM 10-450-3, MCRP 4-23E, VOL I, NWP 3-04.11, AFJMAN 11-223, VOL I, COMDTINST M13482.2A and FM 55-450-5, FMFRP 5-31, VOL III, NWP 42-1, VOL III, AFR 50-16, VOL III, COMDTINST M13482.4.