EXTRACTION LINE PANEL PROCEDURES FOR C-17 GLOBEMASTER III 0017 00
ATTACHING THE 28-FOOT EXTRACTION PARACHUTE TO THE 140-FOOT, THREE
LOOP EXTRACTION LINE AND EXTRACTION LINE BAG
1. Secure Parachute.
a. Place a single 28-foot extraction parachute on top of Extraction Line Bag, centered, with parachute
deployment bag V-rings facing up.
b. Align parachute deployment bag bridle with edge of bridle end on Extraction Line Bag.
c. Cut four 36-inch lengths of type I, ¼-inch cotton webbing, fold in half, and girth-hitch a length to
each bottom-securing loop on parachute deployment bag.
d. Pass the running ends of each tie through carrying handle of top Extraction Line Panel. Secure
each tie to the bottom-carrying handle with alternating half hitches (figure 1).
2. Attach Extraction Bridle to Parachute Deployment Bag Bridle Straps.
a. Disassemble two of the previously installed connector links tied to parachute bridle straps.
Ensure that the connector links are not routed through the bridle loop of the parachute.
b. Using connector links, attach parachute-attaching webs to parachute deployment bag bridle strap
and reassemble connector links.
c. Fold the remaining bridle (parachute) attaching webs and tape it to center extraction bridle
Figure 1. Breakcord and Bridle Attached to the Parachute.