Figure 3-5. Fuel Truck Backing Approach
Place the truck fire extinguisher by
the pump. Place a fire extinguisher provided at the
refueling point by the aircraft fill port.
Have members of the ground crew or the
extinguishers. If there are no people
available to man the fire extinguishers,
place the extinguishers near the pump
and nozzle operators, but position them
so that they will not be in the operators
way and where they are not likely to be
engulfed if a fire should start at either
the pump or the nozzle.
Unreel the ground cable and attach
its ground-rod clip to the nearest ground rod. If refueling
where no ground rod is installed, drive the refueler
ground rod into the earth to the required depth and
attach the clip to the rod.
Ground the aircraft by attaching one
end of a ground cable to the ground rod (either the rod
that grounds the refueler or a separate ground rod) and
the other end to a bare metal part of the aircraft.
Use the axle of the landing gear or some
other unpainted metal part, but do not
clip the ground cable to the propeller or
the radio antenna. Attaching this clip
grounds the aircraft and bonds the
refueler to the aircraft. If the refueler
does not have a Y-cable that will ground
both the refueler and the aircraft to one
ground rod, a separate ground cable is
required to ground the aircraft. A wire,
such as building wire (type TW, number
14 AWG or larger, solid copper) or any
other solid copper wire, size number 14
or larger, may be used.
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