EXTRACTION LINE PANEL PROCEDURES FOR C-17 GLOBEMASTER III 0018 00
STOWING 120/140-FOOT SIX LOOP EXTRACTION LINE TO EXTRACTION
LINE PANEL WITH EXTRACTION LINE BRIDLE ATTACHED
8. Install Lanyard and Safety Ties.
Install Deployment Bag Figure Eight Safety Tie IAW WP 0012 00.
a. Cut two 60-inch lengths of ½-inch tubular nylon to be used as a parachute deployment bag
cutter knife lanyards.
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 four-point link.
b. Fold ½-inch tubular nylon in half and girth-hitch to the left cutter knife, extend lanyard and tie it
to the left bolt of the four-point link. Secure ends of tie with three alternating half hitches and an
overhand knot in the running ends. Trim off excess and tape. Repeat this procedure for the right
side (figure 14).
Figure 14. Lanyards Installed.
c. Cut two 24-inch lengths of ½ tubular nylon webbing.
d. Use four-point link to connect parachute adapter webs to the extraction line. Pass one length
of ½-inch tubular nylon around the left bolt on the four-point link and through top left bag-losing
loop. Take second length around the right attaching bolt on the four-point link and through the
top right bag-closing loop. Secure ends with surgeons knot, locking knot and an overhand knot in
the running end (figure 15).
e. Use a 24-inch length of type I, ¼-inch cotton webbing doubled to secure excess extraction line
to the deployment bag tie loops, if necessary.
Right Cutter Knife