May 10, 2007
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Chyenne A. Griffin
The Soldiers prepare to slingload the airplane.
Sgt. 1st Class Mike Parks, a quality control team leader, measures the chain used for the slingload.
Sgt. Michael Linn, a Black Hawk crew chief, tightens one of the slingload straps.
Sgt. 1st Class Mike Parks and a Belize Soldier secure the rudder with a cargo strap.
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter easily lifts the Defender out of the marsh.
The UH-60 Black Hawk flies the 5,000-pound aircraft to the air station.