MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
RESERVE CANOPY GORE SECTIONS
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty (Item 56, WP 0097
Cloth, Nylon Ripstop, Type I (Item 11, WP 0109
The reserve canopy must not be darned or repaired through
the use of parachute mending cloth. Failure to adher to this
requirement could result in failure of the parachute and
serious injury or death to the parachutist.
Restitching. Restitch canopy gore sections using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread
that contrasts the color of the original stitching and material when possible. Restitch directly over the
original stitch pattern as closely as possible with 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Lock each row of stitching 2
inches at each end.
Parachute mending cloth IS NOT AUTHORIZED on the reserve parachute.
1. Repair gore sections 1, 2 and 3 IAW patching procedures detailed in WP 0017 00, and stencilling
procedures detailed in WP 0019 00 and the following guidelines:
4-sided patches only with square corners.
No patch larger than 8-inch by 8-inch is authorized. Any damage that requires a patch larger
than 8-inch by 8-inch will require the entire reserve canopy to be replaced.
Sections 1 through 3 (1.1oz material), maximum of 3 patches per section providing the area
does not exceed 50% of the section, any damage in excess of 50% will require a section
A repair to section 1 that requires patching against the lower lateral band will require that the
patch extend over the whole width of the lower lateral band and all rows of stitching in the lower
lateral band must be re-stitched across patch material.