ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
This task covers:
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
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.
Parachutes issued for an air delivery operation and not deployed will receive a routine inspection prior to being placed
into ready for-issue storage.
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:
After the parachute Is placed in proper layout.
After the gores are folded and flatfold is completed.
After the canopy is longfolded and deployment bag is attached.
After the canopy Is stowed.
After suspension lines are stowed.
After deployment bag Is closed.
After the extraction line Is stowed (if applicable).
Technical/Rigger-Type Inspection Procedures. Perform inspection as follows:
Overall inspection. An overall inspection will be made on the 15Foot Cargo Extraction parachute to
ascertain the following:
(a) Log record/parachute inspection data pocket and form. As applicable, Inspect the 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 the log
record from the pocket and evaluate the recorded entries to insure compliance' with paragraph 2-4f.