Marking Parachutes. Prior
to being placed into service, personnel parachutes that
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 1/2-inch characters, using the marking and restenciling
repair procedures detailed in WP 0019 00. Other applicable parachute components will be marked
adjacent to existing data. The stenciled data will appear as "Placed In Service (PIS)" followed by the date,
which will indicate the month and calendar year, such as "Jan. 05". Ensure the added marking does not
infringe upon, or obliterate, any original data on the information data block.
Marking Risers. Prior to being placed into service, the risers will be placed in service and identified as a
MC-6 by ensuring that each riser has been manufactured with a blue confluence wrap sewn onto each
1. Conduct a line continuity check in accordance with the steps 5 8 below paying close attention to the
suspension lines (figure 1).
2. Top left suspension line group. Line 1 (inside top) followed in sequence by 2,3,4,5,6,7 (out side top)
runs from the canopy to top left connector link.
3. Bottom left suspension line group. Line 14, (inside bottom) followed in sequence 13,12,11,10,9,8
(outside bottom) runs from the canopy to bottom left connector link.
4. Top right suspension line group. Line 28, (inside top) followed in sequence 27,26,25,24,23,22 (outside
top) runs from the canopy to the top right connector link.
5. Bottom right suspension line group. Line 15, (inside bottom) followed in sequence 16,17,18,19,20,21
(outside bottom) runs from the canopy to the bottom right connector link.
Figure 1. Line Continuity Check.
6. Re-Attach the appropriate connector link, top left connector link to the top left riser, etc. Place the left
set of connector links on the left post of the tension plate and the right group of connector links on the
right post of the tension plate (figure 2, item 1).
Layout the main risers (figure 2, item 2) directly behind the connector link groups (figure 2, item 3)
ensuring there are no twists. Rear riser needs to be on top.