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b. The No. 2 person will enter the inflated canopy with a broom or fine-bristled brush and sweep the
inside surfaces of accumulated debris.
c. The No. 1 person will grasp the first available suspension line, holding it high above the head while
holding the next consecutive suspension line with the foot. The No. 3 person on the outside of the
canopy and the No. 2 person on the inside will sweep or brush accumulated debris from the exposed
d. As each gore is cleared of debris, the No. 1 person will continue to expose the next consecutive gore
to the sweeping or brushing process until all gores are free of debris.
e. Once the gore sweeping or brushing process is complete, the No. 2 person will exit the canopy, shut
down the pedestal fan and continue to clear accumulated debris from the suspension lines and risers.
When all components are free of debris, the No. 1 person will S-fold the canopy, suspension lines
and risers into a deployment bag, while the No. 2 and No. 3 personnel hold the bag open.
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause extension damage to
Where dampness and mildew are prevalent, airdrop equipment will be aired at frequent intervals according to
the severity of the prevailing conditions. Parachutes that have been previously packed or are unpacked, and
have been subjected to conditions of dampness or mildew, will be aired for a period of at least 6-hours prior to
being repacked. Airdrop items may be aired either indoors or outdoors in dry weather. However, fabric items
will not be aired in direct sunlight. Suspending or elevating the applicable item(s) in a manner that would
allow entire exposure to the circulation of air may accomplish airing. Outside facilities used for the shakeout
of parachutes may be used for the airing of airdrop equipment if weather conditions permit. If the shakeout
facilities are inadequate for airing, the applicable item(s) may be suspended or elevated at several points or
by draping over suitable type objects that would not cause damage.
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