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c. Position a large pedestal fan at a point of 10-feet below the canopy skirt. Position the fan so the air-
stream will partially inflate the canopy.
Failure to evenly distribute the reefing line between each reefing ring will
cause a delay in the parachute deployment, an uneven inflation of the
canopy or result in a malfunction.
A packer will take a position near the apex of the canopy and observe
the canopy during the reefing process. If canopy damage is observed,
the reefing process will be stopped and the parachute will be processed
d. Beginning with line 62, one packer passes each line in the right group to a second packer who
threads the right running end of the reefing line through each reefing ring. After each reefing ring is
threaded, the second packer will use a leg to guide the suspension line into the right slot of the line
separator. Continue the gore folding process until lines 61 through 120 are reefed and in the right
slot of the line separator and the gores between each line are folded.