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a. Using a length of one turn double, ticket No. 8/7 cotton thread, pass one end of the doubled thread
lengths through the slot in a reefing line cutter bracket, through the hole in top of the reefing line
arming cable, and draw the tie ends tight.
b. Secure the safety ties with a surgeons knot and locking knot.
c. Trim tie ends to 2-inches.
d. The senior packer will annotate each cutter tag with the reefing line cutter lot number/serial number
and when the hermetically sealed container was opened. After these entries have been made, the
senior packer will sign each tag.
Failure to remove the cutter cotter pins will cause a malfunction of
e. Remove the safety cotter pin and tag from each reefing line cutter, fold the tags lengthwise and stow
safety pins and tags in the parachute inspection data pocket within the log record book.
12. Closing the cotton deployment bag.
a. Bring the suspension lines up over the top of the deployment bag and close the side flaps.