ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
This task covers:
e. Equipment Disposition
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
a. 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.
b. Pack-in-Process Inspection. A pack-in-process inspection is performed at specified intervals during the packing
of a parachute to ensure 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 canopy is stowed.
(5) After suspension lines are stowed.
(6) After deployment bag is closed.
(7) After extraction line is stowed (if applicable).
c. Technical/Rigger-Type Inspection Procedures.
(1) Overall inspection. An overall inspection will be made on the 22-foot cargo extraction parachute to ascertain
(a) Log record/parachute inspection data pocket and form. As applicable, inspect assembly log record/parachute
inspection data pocket to ensure the Army Parachute Log Record (DA Form 10-42 or 3912) is enclosed and
properly attached as prescribed in paragraph 2-4f. Further, remove log record from pocket and evaluate
recorded entries to ensure compliance with paragraph 2-4f.