ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
Figure 2-9. Shakeout.
b. Airing. Where dampness and mildew are prevalent, air delivery equipment will be aired at frequent
intervals according to the severity of the prevailing conditions. Parachutes that have been previously packed
or are unpacked, which have been subjected to conditions of dampness or mildew, will be aired for a period of
at least 6 hours prior to being repacked. Air delivery items may be aired either indoors or outdoors in dry
weather. However, fabric items will not be aired in direct sunlight. Airing may be accomplished by suspending
or elevating the applicable item(s) in a manner which would allow entire exposure to the circulation of air.
Outside facilities used for the shakeout of parachutes may be used for the airing of air delivery equipment. If
weather conditions permit. If the shakeout facilities are inadequate for airing, the applicable item(s) may be
suspended or elevated at several points or by draping over suitable type objects which would not cause