2-6. Parachute Repack Intervals.
(6) Measurements, inspection and records
All parachutes will be repacked at scheduled intervals
are maintained to show that the criteria are met.
to insure airworthiness. The criteria for scheduling of
(7) Cargo and cargo extraction parachutes
parachute repack are as follows:
packed for contingency operations will be identified by
a. Normal Parachute Stock. Parachutes packed
an entry made on the "JUMP, INSPECTION, AND
for airdrop, except those cargo and cargo extraction
REPACK DATA" page of each applicable parachute log
parachutes specifically identified as "Packed for
Contingency" and stored separately as contingency
CONTINGENCY" and the location of the contingency
stock will be repacked at the intervals specified in Table
stock (fig. 2-1) will be stamped in the log record using
condition, more frequent repack intervals may be
c. Parachute Log Record Using activities receiving
required by the local airdrop equipment maintenance
cargo and cargo extraction parachutes from contingency
officer. In this regard, of major concern would be rapid
stock will enter the date of receipt in each applicable
fluctuations of temperature, fluctuations around the 32
parachute log record as shown in fig. 2-1. Subsequent
freezing point, sustained high or low temperature or
repack intervals for these parachutes will be scheduled
humidity and heavily polluted atmosphere.
as specified in paragraph a. above. However, under no
b. Contingency Parachute Stock. Cargo and cargo
circumstances will the repack interval exceed 36
extraction parachutes specifically identified as "Packed
for Contingency" and stored as contingency parachute
stock separate from normal parachute stock will be
repacked as follows: The G-11 A/B will be repacked at a
36 month interval. All other cargo parachutes will be
repacked at a 72 month interval, provided the storage
conditions are in accordance with the following criteria:
(1) Temperature is between 50 and 95 ,
with only occasional extremes from 40F to 120 .
(2) Relative humidity is between 25 to 80
(3) There are no rapid changes of
Figure 2-1. Log record entries for contingency
(4) Equipment is stored at least 6 inches off
stock parachutes, typical
the floor, 1 foot away from external walls and 4 feet
d. Personnel Parachute in POMCUS Storage.
below the roof or ceiling, with ventilation alleys between
Troop-back static line and troop-back free fall
stacks on all sides.
parachutes stored as POMCUS stock, separate from
(5) Stock is protected by covers from
normal parachute stock, will be repacked at intervals not
exposure to bright sunlight (doors, windows, skylight)
exceeding 180 days.
and from fluorescent lighting if within 6 feet distance.