These instructions are for use of the operators. They ap-
ply to AH-64A helicopters.
1.2 WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, AND NOTES.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes are used to emphasize
important and critical instruction and are used for the fol-
An operating procedure, practice, condi-
tion or statement, which if not correctly
followed, could result in personal injury
or loss of life.
An operating procedure, practice, condition
or statement, which if not strictly observed,
could result in damage to or destruction of
equipment, loss of mission effectiveness or
long term health hazards to personnel.
An operating procedure, condition or state-
ment, which is essential to highlight.
This manual contains the best operating instructions and
procedures for the AH-64A under most circumstances.
The observance of limitations, performance, and weight
balance data provided is mandatory. The observance of
procedure is mandatory, except when modification is re-
quired because of multiple emergencies, adverse weath-
er, terrain, etc. Basic flight principles are not included.
THIS MANUAL SHALL BE CARRIED IN THE HELICOP-
TER AT ALL TIMES.
The AH-64A helicopter is designed as a weapons-delivery
platform and is equipped with point target (Hellfire mis-
sile), area weapon (30mm chain gun), and aerial rocket
(2.75-inch folding-fin type) systems. The AH-64A carries
two crewmembers: a pilot and a copilot/gunner (CPG).
1.4 APPENDIX A, REFERENCES.
Appendix A is a listing of official publications cited within
the manual applicable to, and available for, flight crews.
Appendix A shall contain only those publica-
tions referenced in the manual, and shall not
contain Department of the Army blank
1.5 APPENDIX B, ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS.
Definitions of all abbreviations and terms used throughout
the manual are included in Appendix B.
The index lists, in alphabetical order, paragraphs, figures,
and tables contained in this manual by page number.
1.7 ARMY AVIATION SAFETY PROGRAM.
Reports necessary to comply with the safety program are
prescribed in AR 385-40.
1.8 DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO
PREVENT ENEMY USE.
For information concerning destruction of Army materiel
to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-1-5.
1.9 FORMS AND RECORDS.
Army aviators flight record and aircraft maintenance re-
cords, which are to be used by crewmembers, are de-
scribed in DA PAM 738-751 and TM 55-1500-342-23.