ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
(c) Fabric tape, webbing, and cordage Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags, tears,
incorrect weaving, and sharp edges formed from searing, loose, missing, or broken stitching,
tacking, whipping, and weaving, weak spots, wear, and deterioration.
(d) Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape. Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots,
looseness and deterioration.
(e) Rubber and elastic Inspect for burns, cuts, holes, tears, weak spots, loss of elasticity and
b. Pack-in-Process Inspection. A pack-in-process inspection is performed at specified intervals during
the packing of a parachute to insure that only authorized procedures and methods are being used. The
inspection will be accomplished by a parachute rigger other than the packer or rigger preparing the applicable
equipment for use. The intervals at which the inspection is performed is as follows:
Deployment bag will be given a complete Inspection including static line and that
portion of the static line that is covered by the static line sleeve.
After the parachute is placed in proper layout.
After the gores are folded and flat fold is completed.
After the canopy is long folded and break cord is tied.
After deployment bag is closed.
After suspension lines are stowed.
After pack tray is closed.
After static line is stowed.
c. Routine Inspection. A routine inspection is a visual check performed to ascertain the serviceability of
all visible components of a parachute that is packed or rigged for use. The inspection will be made on all
components that can be inspected without opening the parachute pack. This inspection will be administered by
a parachute rigger prior to issue. Personnel parachutes issued for an air delivery operation and not deployed
will receive a routine inspection prior to being placed into ready-for-issue storage.
d. In-Storage Inspection. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of
air delivery equipment which is located in storage. The purpose of the inspection is to insure that the
equipment is ready for issue, that the item is properly identified and segregated from other types of equipment,
that no damage or deterioration of equipment has been incurred, and that all modifications or similar action
requirements have been completed. The Inspection shall also concern the methods and procedures applied to
the storage of air delivery items, the adequacy of storage facilities, efforts of pest and rodent control, and
protection against unfavorable climatic conditions. Air delivery equipment which is in storage will be inspected
at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals if prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
The frequency of inspection may vary according to the type of storage facilities and local climatic conditions.
In-storage Inspection will be conducted only by parachute rigger personnel designated by local parachute