ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
Air delivery items will not be stored in a damaged, dirty, or damp condition.
All stored air delivery items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy
Air delivery equipment will not be stored in direct contact with any building floor or wall.
Storage will be accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide
airspace between the storage area floor and the equipment. If preconstructed shelving or
similar storage accommodations are not available, locally fabricate storage provisions using
suitable lumber or wooden boxes.
All available materials handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling
of air delivery Items.
Periodic rotation of stock, conversion of available space, proper housekeeping policies, and
strict adherence to all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.
Storage Specifics for Parachutes. In addition to the storage requirements stipulated In subparagraph b.
above, the following is a list of specifics which must be enforced when storing parachutes.
Except for those assemblies required for contingency operation, parachutes will not be stored
In a packed configuration.
Stored parachute assemblies will be secured from access by unauthorized personnel.
A parachute which is in storage, and Is administered a cyclic repack and inspection, will not be
exposed to Incandescent light or indirect sunlight for a period of more than 36 hours In
addition, exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided entirely
2-45. In-Storage Inspection.
General Information. An In-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of
parachutes which are located In storage.
Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals
if prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
Inspection. Inspect to insure that the parachute Is ready for Issue.
Check the parachute for proper identification
Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred
Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.
Check the adequacy of the storage facilities; efforts taken to control pests and rodents; and
protection against unfavorable climatic conditions