ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
Figure 2-8. Shakeout.
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause extensive damage to fabric materials.
Airing. Where dampness and mildew are common, air delivery equipment will be aired at a more frequent
interval. 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 airdrop 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 damage.