MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
SHAKEOUT AND AIRING
Two, 92R (10) Parachute Riggers
Shakeout. A two-person team, either indoors within a shakeout room or outdoors at a shakeout tower,
will accomplish the shakeout. Each parachute will be suspended by the canopy vent and all debris will be
removed by shaking the canopy thoroughly or by brushing with a dry, soft-bristled brush, as detailed
1. With assistance from the No. 2 person, the No. 1 person will connect the snap (figure 1, item 1) on a
pulley rope to the canopy bridle loop (figure 1, item 2).
Figure 1. Connecting Snap On Pulley Rope to Canopy Bridle Loop.
2. Through use of the pulley rope, the No. 2 person will raise the canopy to a suitable height; this will
enable the No. 1 person to perform shakeout on each of the canopy gores. Until the gore shaking
process is completed, the No. 2 person will maintain a steady pull on the pulley rope to hold the
suspended canopy at the working height needed by the No. 1 person.
3. The No. 1 person will grasp any two-consecutive suspension lines (figure 2, item 1), one in each
hand, and vigorously shake the first gore (figure 2, item 2).