MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
MAIN CANOPY VENT BAND
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty (Item 56, WP 0097
Cloth, Nylon Ripstop, Type I (Item 11, WP 0109
The vent band may be spliced only once and will not be replaced.
1. Re-stitching of the Vent Band is authorized. Use a light-duty sewing machine and size E, nylon
thread of contrasting color. Stitch over the original stitch pattern. Lock each row of stitches 2 inches
at each end.
2. Damage Between Radial Seams:
a. Identify the damaged length of the vent band.
b. Pin two vent lines on each side of the damage to themselves and to the adjacent vent line. Then,
carefully remove the stitching from the four vent lines.
Determine if any of the adjoining cloth is damaged and requires patching. If so, patch the
adjoining cloth prior to repairing the vent band.
d. Cut a piece of 1-inch Kevlar tape long enough to extend 1 inch beyond the outside edge of the
second radial seam on each side of the damaged area.
e. Cut a piece of parachute cloth 1 inch longer than the cut piece of Kevlar tape from the previous
step and 2-1/2 inches wide.
Wrap the piece of parachute cloth around the piece of Kevlar tape. The parachute cloth should
extend 1/2-inch past both ends of the Kevlar tape. The cloth may be held in place using
cellophane tape or basting.
g. Center the splice assembly over the damaged area.
h. Turn both ends under 1/2-inch.
Sew into place stitching 3 inches past both ends of the splice.