a. Log record/parachute inspection data pocket and form. As applicable, inspect the assembly log
record parachute inspection data pocket to ensure the Army Parachute Log Record (DA Form
3912), NAVWPNCEN or NAVWPNS CL 13512/11(Parachute History Record) is enclosed and
properly attached. Further, remove the log record from the pocket and evaluate the recorded
entries. Inspect and evaluate as follows:
The Army Parachute Log Record, DA Form 3912, and AFTO 391
are history-type maintenance documents that accompany the
parachute canopy and pack tray assemblies through the period of
service of the individual assembly. The log record provides a means
of recording maintenance actions performed on a parachute canopy
assembly. Normally, a log record is initiated and attached to a right
rear riser upon receipt by a using unit. However, if the item is
subjected to alteration or modification by a maintenance activity
during the interim period from date of manufacture to receipt by a
using unit, the log record will be prepared by the activity performing
the maintenance function. Once initiated, a log record will be
attached to, and contained in, an affixed parachute log record/
inspection data pocket, until such time as the parachute canopy
assembly is destroyed or rendered unfit for further use or repair.
Additionally, should an item that requires a log record, be
transferred from one unit to another, the log record for the parachute
assembly will accompany the item in the transfer action. A prepared
log record will not be removed or separated from a parachute, and
especially a packed parachute, except as directed by the local air
delivery equipment maintenance activity officer. A log record that is
illegible, lost, damaged, soiled, or precludes further entries due to
lack of space, will be replaced upon the next repack or inspection,
as applicable, with a serviceable item from stock.
b. Assembly completeness. Ensure the applicable assembly is complete and that no components
(or parts) are missing.
c. Operation adequacy. Check the item components and parts to ensure proper assembly, which
includes attachment and alignment, and that the assembled product functions in the prescribed
manner. Further, ensure that no stitch formation (or sewn seam) has been omitted.
d. Markings and stenciling. Inspect each assembly and components for faded, illegible, obliterated,
or missing informational data and identification numbers.
e. Foreign material and stains. Inspect each assembly and related components for the presence of
dirt or similar type foreign material. Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease,
pitch, resin, or contamination by salt water.
2. Detailed inspection. In addition to the overall inspection performed in 1., above, a detailed inspection
will be performed on the materials that constitute the assembly or component construction using the
following criteria, as applicable:
a. Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear,
deterioration; damaged, loose or missing grommets, safety pins, connector snap, eye hook, pack
fastener; improper swaging or welding; loss of spring tension; and missing or loose screws.
b. Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears; loose, missing, or broken
stitching or tacking; and weak spots, wear, or deterioration.