parachute harness assemblies through the period of
service of the individual assembly. The log record
On troop-type personnel parachutes,
provides a means of recording maintenance e actions
the pocket containing a log record is
performed on a parachute canopy assembly or. if
designated as a ''log record pocket''.
applicable. a personnel parachute harness. Normally. a
On emergency-type personnel para-
log record is initiated and attached to a parachute or
chutes and applicable emergency -
harness. as applicable, upon receipt by a using unit.
type parachute harnesses, the pocket
However, if the item is subjected to alteration or
which contains a log record is
modification by a maintenance activity dining the interim
classified as a ' log record and
of time from date of manufacture to receipt by a using
survival manual pocket''. However,
unit. the log record will be prepared by the activity
for simplification purposes in this
performing the maintenance function. Once initiated, a
manila!, a pocket associated with a
log record will be attached to and contained in an affixed
personnel parachute or harness will
parachute log record / inspection data pocket until such
be referred to as a ''log record
time as the applicable parachute canopy assembly or
harness assembly is destroyed or rendered unfit for
proper nomenclature for the pocket
further use or repair. Additionally, should an item that
containing a log record is ''parachute
requires a log record be transferred from one unit to
inspection data pocket".
another. the log record for that applicable assembly will
(1) Cut a 30-inch length of ticket No. 5 waxed
accompany the item in the transfer action. A prepared
cotton thread and double the thread length.
log record will not be removed or separated from a
(2) Pass the looped end of the doubled
parachute or applicable type harness, and especially a
thread length around the centerfold of the log record and
packed parachute. except as directed by the local
form a slip loop on the outside at the log record top (A.
airdrop equipment maintenance activity officer. A log
record which is illegible, lost, damaged, soiled, or
precludes further entries due to lack of space will be
(3) Pass the thread length running ends
replaced upon the next repack Or inspection, as
through the corner attaching hole from the front cover of
applicable, with a serviceable item from stock.
the log record (B) and insure the running ends are
Completion of the replacement log record will be
routed over that part of the thread length located along
performed as outlined in paragraph d below.
the log record centerfold (C).
(4) Complete the attachment tie by making a
Each personnel parachute harness
half hitch on top of the slip loop made in (2) above.
used with the 28-foot-diameter chest
(5) Thread one running end of the log record
personnel parachute or the MK - J5
attachment tie in a tacking needle and pass the tack ing
ejection seat personnel parachute
needle with attached thread end through the edge
will be equipped with an individual
binding of the applicable parachute log record /
log record. Data applicable to the
inspection data pocket.
harness used with troop-type back
(6) Remove the thread end from the tacking
personnel parachutes will not be
needle and make a finished 10-inch-long log record
entered into a parachute log record.
attaching loop by securing the two thread ends together
For procedures pertinent to the
with an overhand knot.
handling and accomplishment of a
(7) Insert the log record into the pocket and
parachute log record (AF Form 46 or
secure the record within the pocket using the pocket flap
AFTO 3911 used with US Air Force
and applicable type flap fastener.
b. Attaching a Log Record. Attach a log record to a
parachute log record / inspection data pocket as