ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-11. Shakeout and Airing.
This task covers
Brush, Scrub, Household, Item 1, Appendix B
a. Shakeout The shakeout will be accomplished by a two-person team either Indoors within a shakeout room
or outdoors at a shakeout tower. Each parachute will be suspended by the canopy vent and all debris removed by
shaking the canopy thoroughly or by brushing with a dry, soft-bristled brush as detailed below:
With assistance from no 2 person, no 1 person will connect the snap on a pulley rope to canopy bridle
loop (A, figure 2-7).
Through use of pulley rope, no 2 person will raise the canopy to a suitable height which will enable the
no 1 person to perform shakeout on each of the canopy gores. Until gore shaking process Is completed
no 2 person will maintain a steady pull on pulley rope to hold the suspended canopy at working height
needed by the no 1 person.
The no 1 person will grasp any two consecutive suspension lines, one in each hand (B, figure 2-7), and
vigorously shake the first gore When the gore is free of debris, no 1 person passes the line from the
right hand to the left hand and grasps next consecutive suspension line in right hand No 1 person will
shake out each consecutive gore until all suspension lines are held In the left hand and all gores are free
Once the gore shaking process is completed, no 2 person will slowly raise suspended canopy higher as
no 1 person clears suspension lines of debris and removes entanglements (C, figure 2-7) when possible.
After suspension lines have been cleared, no 2 person may hold or temporarily secure pulley rope while
no 1 person proceeds to clear debris from other parachute components such as risers or deployment
When all components are free of debris, no 2 person will slowly lower canopy while the no 1 person
S-folds suspension lines into deployment bag (D, figure 2-7). After suspension lines have been
completely folded, no 1 person will accordion-fold canopy length on top of folded lines.
As canopy folding is being completed, no 1 person disconnects canopy vent from pulley rope snap.
Secure the folded canopy assembly for further handling.