6. After the suspension lines have been cleared, the No. 2 person may hold, or temporarily secure, the
pulley rope while the No. 1 person proceeds to clear debris from other parachute components such
as the risers, harness, and pack tray.
7. When all components are free of debris, the No. 2 person will slowly lower the canopy, while the No.
1 person S-folds the suspension lines (figure 4, item 1) into the pack tray, or aviator's kit bag (figure
4, item 2), as applicable.
Figure 4. S-Folding Suspension Lines into Aviator's Kit Bag.
8. After the suspension lines have been completely folded, the No. 1 person will accordion-fold the
canopy length on top of the folded lines.
9. As the canopy folding is being completed, the No. 1 person disconnects the canopy vent from the
pulley rope snap. Secure the folded canopy assembly for further handling.
Airing. Where dampness and mildew are prevalent, air delivery equipment will be aired at frequent
intervals according to the severity of the prevailing conditions. Parachutes that have been previously
packed or are unpacked, and have been subjected to conditions of dampness or mildew, will be aired for
a period of at least 6-hours prior to being repacked. Air delivery items may be aired either indoors or
outdoors, in dry weather. However, fabric items will not be aired in direct sunlight. Airing may be
accomplished by suspending or elevating the applicable item(s) in a manner that would allow maximum
exposure to air circulation. Outside facilities used for the shakeout of parachutes may be used for the
airing of air delivery equipment, if weather conditions permit. If the shakeout facilities are inadequate for
airing, the applicable item(s) may be suspended or elevate at several points, or draped over suitable type
objects that will not cause damage.
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