TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0007 00
100-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO PARACHUTE
SHAKEOUT AND AIRING
THIS TAKS COVERS:
Broom (Item 2, WP 0050 00)
Brush, Scrub, Household (Item 3, WP 0050 00)
Fan, Pedestal (Item 5, WP 0050 00)
Parachute suspended or inflated.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger, As Required.
A three-person or four-person team either indoors within a shakeout room or outdoors at a shakeout tower will
accomplish the shakeout. If facilities permit, shakeout will be accomplished by suspending the canopy as
described in procedure 1., below. If facilities do not permit canopy suspension, the canopy will be inflated and
shakeout will be accomplished as described in procedure 2., below.
1. Canopy suspension method. Each parachute will be suspended by the canopy vent and all debris
removed by shaking the canopy thoroughly or by brushing with a dry, soft-bristled brush as detailed
a. With assistance from No. 2 person, No. 1 person will connect snap on a pulley rope to canopy bridle
b. Through use of a pulley rope, No. 1 and 2 personnel will raise canopy to a suitable height that will
enable the No. 3 and 4 personnel to perform shakeout on each canopy gore. Until gore shaking
process is completed, No. 1 and 2 personnel will maintain a steady pull (or temporarily secure pulley
rope) on pulley rope to hold suspended canopy at working height needed by the No. 3 and 4