ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE TO. 13C5302
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
Procedures. Provides a brief description of the procedure by which the checks are to be performed.
Recording Defects. All defects discovered during the inspection will be recorded using the applicable specifics In DA
PAM 738-750, DA PAM 738-751, and TB 43-0002-43, Maintenance Expenditure Limits for FSC Group 1670.
Overage Items. During any inspection or at any time that an item is found to be overage (shelf/service life has
expired as specified in TB 43-0002-43), the item will be removed from service, condemned and tagged in accordance with
DA PAM 738-751.
Conservation of Resources. To conserve time and labor, and to avoid evacuation to an intermediate maintenance
activity, unit/detachment commanders may designate, in writing, rigger personnel to accomplish classification inspection of
overage air delivery equipment.
Inspection Function Requirement. Normally, a technical/rigger-type inspection will be performed by air delivery
equipment maintenance personnel at a packing, rigging, or repair activity. The inspection of initial receipt items will be
performed as a separate function from packing or rigging activity; the Hem to be inspected will be placed in proper layout
on packing surface or suitable sized floor area. Should defect or damage be discovered at any point during the inspection,
the inspection will be terminated and the applicable item will be processed and forwarded to repair activity. The repair
activity, in turn, will conduct a technical/rigger-type inspection that will be performed by only those parachute rigger
personnel cited in AR 750-32 Air Delivery, Parachute Recovery and Aircraft Personnel Ejection System. Any defect
discovered during a unit level repair activity inspection which exceeds the capability of that activity will require the affected
area to be evacuated to an Intermediate maintenance function for further determination of economic repair and repair
accomplishment, if applicable.
Parachutes which are deemed unserviceable by a packing or rigging activity will be
rigger-rolled prior to being sent to a repair activity.