ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
(9) Stowing the canopy.
Riggers 2 and 3 positioned at the canopy upper end, will raise the open end of the deployment
bag and hold the bag erect.
Ensure the suspension line retaining straps, on the suspension line stowage flap, face the lower
end of the canopy.
Rigger 1 moves to a point located below the canopy upper end and picks up the canopy from
the packing surface. The rigger then S-folds the canopy materiel into the deployment bag
Rigger 1 continues to stow the canopy using the procedures in (b) and (c), above, until only 2
feet of the canopy remains out of the deployment bag.
At a point immediately below the skirt reinforcement (lower lateral band), rigger 1 grasps both
groups of suspension lines with one hand, and 2 feet below the skirt reinforcement grasps both
groups of suspension lines with the other hand (figure 2-80).
The rigger then pushes the canopy skirt and the held suspension line groups into the bag.
Ensure that the canopy folds are neat.
Rigger 1 continues to stow the two suspension line groups by S-folding the lines on top of the
stowed canopy until the two individual suspension line group ties, located 5 feet below the
canopy skirt, are positioned at the edge of the bag open end (figure 281).