ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
This task covers:
e. Equipment Disposition
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
a. Routine Inspection. A routine Inspection is a visual check performed to ascertain the service- ability
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. Parachutes issued for an air delivery operation and not deployed will receive
a routine inspection prior to being placed into ready-for-issue storage.
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:
(1) After parachute is placed in proper layout.
(2) After gores are folded and flatfold is completed.
(3) After canopy is longfolded.
(4) After suspension lines are stowed.
(5) After canopy is stowed.
(6) After parachute is completely packed.
c. Technical/Rigger-Type Inspection Procedures.
(1) Overall Inspection. An overall inspection will be made on the 12-foot high-velocity cargo parachute
to ascertain the following.
(a) Log record/parachute inspection data pocket and form. As applicable, inspect assembly log
record/parachute inspection data pocket to insure the Army Parachute Log Record (DA Form 10-42 or 3912) is
enclosed and properly attached as prescribed in paragraph 2-4e Further, remove log record from pocket and
evaluate recorded entries to insure compliance with paragraph 2-4e.
(b) Assembly completeness. Insure that applicable assembly is complete and no components or
parts are missing.