ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
(3) Air delivery equipment will not be stored in a manner which would prevent ventilation or interfere with
light fixtures, heating vents, fire fighting devices, cooling units, exits, or fire doors.
(4) Air delivery Items will not be stored in a damaged, dirty, or damp condition.
(5) All stored air delivery items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy
(6) Air delivery equipment will not be stored in direct contact with any building floor or wall. Storage will
be accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide airspace between the
storage area floor and the equipment. If preconstructed shelving or similar storage accommodations
are not available, locally fabricate storage provisions using suitable lumber or wooden boxes.
(7) All available materials handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling of air
(8) Periodic rotation of stock, conversion of available space, proper housekeeping policies and strict
adherence to all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.
c. Storage Specifics for Parachutes. In addition to the storage requirements stipulated in subparagraph b.,
above, the following is a list of specifics which must be enforced when storing parachutes:
(1) Except for those assemblies required for contingency operation, parachutes will not be stored in a
(2) Stored parachute assemblies will be secured from access by unauthorized personnel.
(3) A parachute which is in storage, and is administered a cyclic repack and inspection, will not be
exposed to incandescent light or indirect sunlight for a period of more than 36 hours. In addition,
exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided entirely.
2-56. In-Storage Inspection.
a. General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of air
delivery equipment which is located in storage.
b. Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals if
prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
c. Inspection. Inspect to insure that the parachute is ready for issue.
(1) Check the parachute for proper identification.
(2) Check that no damage or deterioration has, been incurred.
(3) Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed
(4) Check the adequacy of the storage facilities; efforts taken to control pests and rodents; and protection
against unfavorable climatic conditions.