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NEWS | June 21, 2022

Chinook: When the Heat’s On, Get Sun Shades

Crew members, as the summer months arrive and temperatures rise, the inside of a Chinook can get—as they say—hotter than the devil sitting on the flight line.

Working and operating inside a helicopter on a hot day can be challenging. That’s why using sun shades to keep internal temperatures down and to block out the sun makes a lot of sense. And if you have to work in the aircraft for an extended period, be sure to hydrate often and follow the heat illness prevention and sun safety guidelines HERE.

You can order two sun shade kits.

The cockpit kit, NSN 1680-01-661-1895, comes with shades for the:
  • left, center and right windshield.
  • left and right eyebrow window.
  • left and right chin bubble.
  • upper and lower, left and right jettison doors.
And the sun shades for all the cabin windows come with NSN 1680-01-661-1937.

Both kits come with a case to hold the shades. You’ll also find the NSNs in the flyaway equipment section of TM 1-1520-271-23&P (Apr 21).
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