helicopter down prior to winds exceeding 45 knots, do so.
Ensure rotor blades are positioned to the 45 point dis-
placement and place RTR BK switch LOCK prior to
shutting down the APU.
b. If surface winds above 45 knots are inadvertently
encountered during ground operations, head aircraft into
the wind and maintain 100% Np/Nr, TAIL WHEEL switch
LOCK, PARK BRAKE set, and operate the stabilator in
automatic. Adjust the cyclic and collective as necessary to
prevent droop stop pounding and keep the helicopter up-