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
4. Install Lanyard and Safety Ties.
Install Deployment Bag Figure Eight Safety Tie IAW WP 0012 00.
a. Cut a 60-inch length of ½-inch tubular nylon to be used as a parachute deployment bag cutter knife
The cutter knife lanyard must be adjusted to ensure that it is 2-inches
shorter than the parachute adapter web, measured from the point where the
adapter web exits the parachute deployment bag at the figure eight tie, to
where the adapter web attaches to the two-point link.
b. Using a 5 ½-inch two-point link, connect the parachute adapter web to the extraction line. Fold
½-inch tubular nylon in half and girth-hitch through the cutter knife, extend lanyard and attach to the
middle of the top plate of the two-point link.
c. Secure ends of tie with three alternating half hitches and an overhand knot in the running
ends. Trim off excess and tape (figure 3).
Figure 3. Extraction Parachute Attached
to Extraction Line.
d. Tape the bolts of the 5 ½ -inch 2-point link with a suitable length of pressure sensitive adhesive
e. Cut two 24-inch lengths of type III nylon cord to be used as a two-point link break cord tie.
Parachute Deployment Bag
Cutter Knife Lanyard
5 ½ IN 2-Point Link
Parachute Adapter Web