Configuration Condition. Acceptance of new equipment from the manufacturer is based upon
inspections made of sample lots that have been randomly selected in accordance with military standards.
It is incumbent upon the using activity personnel to bear this in mind whenever equipment is first placed in
service. Changes will sometimes evolve from the original equipment design and sometimes contractors
are authorized deviations in material and construction techniques. Air delivery equipment that has been
in the field cannot be expected to meet exacting manufacturing specifications; however, the equipment
should closely reflect desired design characteristics. Since repairs, modifications, and/or changes can
alter or detract from the configuration originally desired, such equipment shall be airworthy, safe, of the
desired configuration, and adequate for intended use.
Marking Parachutes. Prior to being placed into service, personnel parachutes that have had no previous
use will be marked to reflect the date of entry into service. The marking will be made on the canopy
information data block by stenciling the lettering in ½-inch characters, using the marking and restencilling
repair procedures detailed in WP 0017 00. Other applicable parachute components will be marked
adjacent to existing data. The stenciled data will appear on IN-SVC followed by the date, which will
indicate the month and calendar year, such as "Jan. 99". Ensure the added marking does not infringe
upon, or obliterate, any original data on the information data block.
Parachute Log Record. The Army Parachute Log Record, DA Form 3912, AFTO 391, and
NAVWPNCEN or NAWCWPNS CL 13512/11 (Premeditated Parachute Record) 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
pack tray 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 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.
Installing Attaching Tie. Install attaching tie as follows:
1. Cut a 30-inch length of tape, lacing and tying (super tack), and double the lacing length.
2. Pass the looped end, of the doubled lacing length, around the centerfold of the log record and form a
slip loop on the outside, at the log record top.
Forming Slip Loop on Log Record Outside