Co-Pilot's instrument panel. Not all CH-37's had dual 5 inch attitude indicators. Some had a J-8
non-tumbling AI on the left. All of the flight operations in our unit were done with a minimum
crew of three, Pilot, copilot, and flight engineer. The flight engineer was outside the helicopter
during startup and shutdown to monitor any abnormalities, and to verify the position of the blade
droop stops, which had to drop in as the rotor slowed down to prevent the fully articulated rotor
from allowing the blades to strike the aft fuselage.
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