Should defect or damage be discovered at any point during the inspection, the inspection will be terminated
and the applicable item will be processed and forwarded to repair activity. The repair activity, in
turn, will conduct a technical/rigger-type inspection that will be performed by only those parachute rigger
personnel cited in AR 750-32. The repair activity inspection of personnel parachutes will be made on the
shadow table. Any defect discovered during a unit level repair activity inspection, that exceeds the
capability of that activity, will require the affected item to be evacuated to a direct support maintenance
Parachutes that are deemed unserviceable, by a packing or rigging
activity, will be rigger-rolled (see the ACCORDION
FOLDING/RIGGER ROLLING paragraph detailed in WP 0037 00)
prior to being sent to a repair activity.
Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).
ITEM TO BE
Verify that assembly is complete, and no
components are missing. Check for proper
assembly, foreign material, mildew or stains, and log
Canopy Assembly Fabric. Inspect for rips, burns,
holes, tears, dampness, debris, frays, broken or
loose stitching, and marred and illegible marks.
Bridle Loop. Inspect for cuts, breaks, frays, burns,
improper installation, and loose or broken stitching.
Apex Line. Inspect for burns, cuts, thin cords,
breaks, and loose or broken stitching on lateral band
or radial seam.
Upper Lateral Band. Inspect the upper lateral band
for holes, cuts, frays, tears, burns, and loose or
Gore Sections. Inspect the gore sections for
dampness, dirt, foreign material, holes, cuts, snags,
tears, frays, burns, loose or broken stitching, and
marred or illegible markings.