TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0012 00
If defects or damages are discovered during inspection of a parachute, the parachute must be rigger-rolled
and processed for maintenance in accordance with TM 10-1670-201-23 and DA PAM 738-751. A detailed
inspection and a pack-in-process inspection must be performed in conjunction with the packing of each
parachute (refer to WP 0009 00, INSPECTION).
1. Detailed Inspection. During the packing of the parachute, it must be given a detailed inspection by the
packer in accordance with WP 0009 00, INSPECTION.
2. Pack-In-Process Inspection. A designated supervisory parachute rigger, other than the packer, must
perform a pack-in process inspection at six intervals during the packing procedure. The inspection is
performed to ensure the parachute is packed according to authorized packing procedures (refer to WP
0009 00, INSPECTION).
Throughout this manual, all directions (right, left, upper, lower, top, bottom, clockwise, and counterclockwise)
are given from the riggers point of view, as the rigger stands looking from the parachute riser (tension device)
toward the canopy vent (stationary post).
1. Top. That portion of the equipment that is farthest from the packing surface.
2. Bottom. That portion of the equipment that is nearest to the packing surface.