ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
This task covers:
Routine Inspection. A routine inspection is a visual check performed to ascertain the serviceability of all visible
components of a parachute that is packed or rigged for use. The inspection will be made on all components that can be
inspected without opening the parachute pack. This inspection will be administered by a parachute rigger prior to use.
Parachutes issued for an air delivery operation and not deployed will receive a routine inspection prior to being placed into
Pack-in-Process Inspection. A pack-in-process inspection is performed at specified intervals during the packing
of a parachute to insure that only authorized procedures and methods are being used. The inspection will be accomplished by
a parachute rigger other than the packer or rigger preparing the applicable equipment for use. The intervals at which the
inspection is performed is as follows:
After the parachute is placed in proper layout.
After gores are folded and flatfold is completed.
After canopy is longfolded.
After suspension lines are stowed.
After canopy is stowed and break cord tied.
After pack closing tie.
After parachute is completely packed.
Modified/Rigger-Type Inspection Procedures.
Overall inspection. An overall inspection will be made on the 26-foot cargo parachute to ascertain the following:
Log record/parachute inspection data pocket and form. As applicable, inspect the assembly log
record/parachute inspection data pocket to insure the Army Parachute Log Record (DA Form 10-42 or 3912) is enclosed and
properly attached as prescribed in paragraph 2-4e. Further, remove the log record from the pocket and evaluate the recorded
entries to insure compliance with paragraph 2-4e.
Assembly completeness. Ensure that the applicable assembly is complete and no components or parts are