MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
SHAKEOUT AND AIRING
THIS TASK COVERS:
Brush, Scrub, Household (Item 4, WP 0063 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
A two-person team, either indoors within a shakeout room or outdoors at a shakeout tower, will
accomplish the shakeout. Shake out is accomplished by elevating the tail seam (ensuring nose is off the
ground) and vigorously shaking all debris out of each cell. Each parachute will be suspended and all
debris removed by shaking the canopy thoroughly or by brushing with a dry, soft-bristled brush, as
1. With assistance from the No. 2 person, the No. 1 person will gather the control lines on the left and
right side of the canopy and wrap them two (2) times around the snap.
2. Through use of the pulley rope, the No. 2 person will raise the tail of the canopy to a suitable height;
this will enable the No. 1 person to perform shakeout on each of the canopy cells. Until the cell
shaking process is completed, the No. 2 person will maintain a steady pull on the pulley rope to hold
the suspended canopy at the working height needed by the No. 1 person.