ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13CS30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 131-33
Shakeout and Airing.
This task covers:
Brush, Scrub, Household, Item 1, Appendix B
Shakeout. The shakeout will be accomplished by a two-person team either indoors within a shakeout room or
outdoors at a shakeout tower. Each parachute will be suspended by the bridle loop and all debris removed by shaking the
canopy thoroughly or by brushing with a dry, soft-bristled brush as detailed below:
With assistance from no.2 person, no.1 person will connect the snap on a pulley rope to canopy bridle loop
(A, figure 2-7).
Through use of pulley rope, no.2 person will raise the canopy to a suitable height which will enable the no.1
person to perform shakeout on each of the canopy gores. Until gore shaking process is completed no. 2 person will
maintain a steady pull on pulley rope to hold the suspended canopy at working height needed by the no.1 person.
The no.1 person will grasp any two consecutive suspension lines, one in each hand (B, figure 2-7), and
vigorously shake the first gore. When the gore is free of debris, no.1 person passes the line from the right hand to the left
hand and grasps next consecutive suspension line in right hand. No.1 person will shake out each consecutive gore until
all suspension lines are held in the left hand and all gores are free of debris.
Once the gore shaking process is completed, no. 2 person will slowly raise suspended canopy higher as no.
1 person clears suspension lines of debris and removes entanglements (C, figure 2-7) when possible.
After suspension lines have been cleared, no. 2 person may hold or temporarily secure pulley rope while
no.1 person proceeds to clear debris from other parachute components such as risers or pack.
When all components are free of debris, no. 2 person will slowly lower canopy while the no.1 person S-folds
suspension lines Into pack (0, figure 2-7). After suspension lines have been completely folded no.1 person will accordion-
fold canopy length on top of folded lines.
As canopy folding is being completed, no.1 person disconnects bridle loop from pulley rope snap. Secure the
folded canopy assembly for further handling.