This ringbound book supplies a recreation of a significant U.S. Army Training Circular, TC 21-24, Rappelling - Tower, Ground, Helicopter, Fast-Rope Insertion and Extraction, Knots, and more. This circular supplies standard rappelling techniques to soldiers and leaders for the conduct of rappelling operations. It functions as the main reference for both resident and nonresident instruction presented to cadets, officer candidates, and both commissioned and noncommissioned officers. This circular also goes over numerous sophisticated techniques dealing with seepage and exfiltration. Safety is always the most important factor to consider when conducting training. This circular supplies standards for commanders to perform operations safely. Leaders at all levels need to examine the total training occasion to figure out the degree of danger included to guys and or equipment. After identifying the risks, danger decrease alternatives or controls will be integrated into the training activity. These alternatives or controls may range from a safety rundown or supplying added security resources, to picking other methods of achieving the mission. Rappelling, FRIES, and SPIES operations are naturally harmful; therefore, the security notes and considerations presented in this circular are the minimum acceptable standards. TOWER RAPPELLING - The intro to rappelling is taught on a static tower. Using the foundation method to training, soldiers methodically advance to more requiring platforms, including taller static towers, and finally to helicopters. The static tower utilized may differ in size and height from 34 to 90 feet. The concept of finding out the standard rappelling techniques prior to helicopter operations does not differ. (Units may perform ground training and wall-side tower rappelling without a rappel master. In this case, the system commander would be accountable for the security of the rappelling training.) BELAYER - Belay requirements are a subtask of standard rappel requirements. Soldiers need to understand how to belay prior to conducting rappelling training. The belayer · Assumes a position at the base of the lane about one speed far from the tower location. Makes sure that the rappel ropes are even with the ground during tower rappels. Loosely holds the rappel rope with both hands so as not to disrupt the rappeller however still have the ability to stop the rappeller should he fall. Instantly stops the rappeller by pulling downward on the rappel ropes if the rappeller shouts falling or loses control of his brake hand during descent. Does not wear gloves to guarantee a firm grip on the rappelling rope. Watches the rappeller at all times, and keeps constant voice or visual contact. Uses a helmet to prevent injuries from falling debris. BELAY SAFETY - The belay security need to be ranger- or air assault-qualified. He makes sure belay workers are performing their tasks properly. Rappel training requires one belay security for each two rappel stations. Our news and educational titles are independently assembled collections of main public domain U.S. federal government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to supply a practical user-friendly reference work and educational tool.