STANDARD 5-FOOT STATIC LINE EXTENSION
For units not using the USL, a standard 5-foot static line extension is required when jumping the CH-46
and CH-53 helicopters. The USL five-foot extension is required when jumping the C-17. The static line
extensions will be attached and stowed as follows:
1. Attaching the standard 5-foot extension to a standard 15-foot static line.
a. Attach the standard 5-foot extension to a 15-foot static line by attaching the snap
hook on the static line to the ring on the extension. Insert and bend the safety
b. Slide the cover that is permanently attached to the standard 5-foot extension
down over the snap hook of the standard 15-foot static line, and tie and tape in
place using 2-inch wide masking tape.