MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
PACKING PROCEDURES RESERVE PARACHUTE
This Task Covers:
Layout and Line Check
Stowing Canopy and Suspension Lines
Stoke Simulator Test
Attachment of the AR2
Pins, Temporary Locking (Item 31, WP 0063 00)
Stroke Simulator (Item 41, WP 0063 00)
Lay reserve canopy and suspension lines out to their
full length in packing area.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
92R (20) Parachute Rigger
Band, Rubber Retainer (Item 4, WP 0076 00)
Cord, Nylon, Type III (Item 13, WP 0076 00)
Thread, Cotton, 24/4 (Item 40, WP 0076 00)
Failure to detect areas of damage during packing, or failure to
comply with the following procedures, may result in a malfunction of
the parachute and injury or loss of life to personnel.
The reserve parachute-closing loop will be replaced at each reserve
parachute repack cycle (120-days). Failure to comply may result in
a malfunction of the parachute and injury, or loss of life, to
The parachute will be packed every 120-days.
The power cable length of travel must be checked each time a
power cable is installed on the harness/container, at reserve
parachute re-pack, when an AR2 has actuated during a jump, and
whenever the parachute system has been subjected to unusual
stress during landing.