Long Line Loiter: Potential Shock Hazards of an Airborne Electrically Conductive Line
Technical Report,01 Mar 1970,30 Apr 1971
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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When a conductive line is towed in a circling-line maneuver by a fixed-wing aircraft, a potential static electricity hazard is developed. This condition is described and analyzed herein. Peak current surges expected for systems with and without ground contact during fair weather conditions are presented. Protection equipment and procedures recommended include grounding the line, the use of special gloves, and avoidance of inclement weather.