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(a) A patch will not be applied to a damaged area that has been previously patched.
(b) There is no limitation to the number of patches or size of patch to each canopy gore section
or gore panel. However, determination should be made of the most economical method to be
used, i.e., two or more patches versus one large patch or one large patch versus a section
replacement. A patch applied to a parachute canopy may extend from radial seam to radial
Making a basic patch. A basic parch is used to repair damaged cloth when the affected area is
no closer than 1-inch from a radial seam or lower lateral band. Should a damaged area be
closer than 1-inch to the cited areas, a miscellaneous patch will be made as detailed in
paragraph c., below. There are two methods that may be used to apply a basic patch and the
procedures for performing each method are outlined in paragraphs a. and b. as follows:
Sewn patches on the canopy will be applied to the inside and may be
square or rectangular in shape.
When a miscellaneous canopy patch is used, cut stitching and remove
or lay aside items that may interfere with patch application. Refer to
applicable item repair paragraph for proper procedures.
a. Sewn patches. The primary method of applying a basic patch is by sewing. When using this method
of patching on a parachute canopy, the pat5ch will be applied to the inside of the canopy. Apply a
sewn patch as follows: