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Additional acronyms and abbreviations used with this manual are located in ASME Y14.38-1999.
SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING
The following subparagraphs summarize the safety, care, and handling requirements for the parachute
Safety. It is imperative that you observe all safety precautions specified on the warning page in the front
of this manual. You must also observe specific warnings and cautions specified throughout this manual.
The warnings are provided to tell you how to protect yourself from death or serious injury.
Care and Handling. Observe the following precautions:
Use care in handling packed parachutes as metal parts could cause personal injury.
Remove all jewelry when packing or performing maintenance on the parachute. Damage to the canopy
materials could result from watches, rings, bracelets, etc.
Avoid grabbing the ripcord grip when handling a parachute.
Use every effort to protect the parachute from the weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids.
Place unpacked parachutes in aviator kit bag.
Cover canopy during periods of inactivity. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, inspection lights, or
florescent lights. Nylon material is subject to deterioration under ultraviolet light.
Use a heated building to store parachutes when available. Store parachute in a dry, well-ventilated
location, protected from pilferage, dampness, fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.
REPAIR PARTS, SPECIAL TOOLS, TEST, MEASUREMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT (TMDE)
AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
Common Tools and Equipment. For authorized common tools and equipment, refer to the Modified
Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) applicable to your unit.
Special Tools, (TMDE) and Support. Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment are not required.
Repair Parts. Repair parts are listed and illustrated in WP 0045 00 0052 00 of this manual.