Is there a procedure for canopy static discharge before the pilot egresses from the cockpit?
When I was a crew chief on B-52Gs, when we would recover a plane, after wheel chocks were placed, but before the airframe was touched by personnel, a wire was connected to a grounding location in the ramp and connected to a grounding receptacle on the aircraft. Knowing about static bonding, I know that the canopy on smaller aircraft is bonded to the airframe, which means that the static would be dissipated when the grounding wire was attached to the airframe. I have been convinced recently that aircraft tires are made of an electrically conductive material that allows for grounding through them. since this is the case, then the separate ground wire is not for static discharge but rather as a safety measure for refueling. So, the procedure for canopy static discharge is the discharge of static through the tires. The ground crew to grounds the airframe, immediately upon recovery, as a safety measure, but it isn't necessary for static discharge.