ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
Air delivery equipment will not be stored in a manner which would prevent ventilation or interfere with light
fixtures, heating vents, fire-fighting devices, cooling units. exits, or fire doors.
Air delivery items will not be stored in a damaged, dirty, or damp condition.
All stored air delivery items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy identification.
Air delivery equipment will not be stored in direct contact with any building floor or wall. Storage will be
accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide airspace between the storage area floor
and the equipment. If preconstructed shelving or similar storage accommodations are not available, locally
fabricate storage provisions using suitable lumber or wooden boxes.
All available materials handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling of air delivery
Periodic rotation of stock, conversion of available space, proper housekeeping policies, and strict adherence to
all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.
c. Storage Specifics for Parachutes. In addition to the storage requirements stipulated in subparagraph b above, the
following is a list of specifics which must be enforced when storing parachutes:
Except for those assemblies required for contingency operation, parachutes will not be stored in a packed
Stored parachute assemblies will be secured from access by unauthorized personnel.
A parachute which is in storage, and is administered a cyclic repack and inspection, will not be exposed to
incandescent light or indirect sunlight for a period of more than 36 hours in addition, exposure to direct sunlight
should be avoided entirely.
2-42. In-Storage Inspection.
a. General information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of parachutes
which are located in storage.
b. Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals. If
prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
c. Inspection. Inspect to insure that the parachute is ready for issue.
Check the parachute for proper identification.
Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred.
Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.
Check the adequacy of the storage facilities, efforts taken to control pests and rodents, and protection against
unfavorable climatic conditions.