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e. Using the 6-inch length of the reefing line, make a slip-knot immediately to the right of the reefing line
cutter to secure the reefing line during the reefing process.
Position a large pedestal fan at a point 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