DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Administrative storage of the MC-6 will be accomplished in accordance with AR 750-1, and the
instructions furnished below.
GENERAL STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
To ensure that serviceability standards of the stored parachute assembly are maintained, every effort will
be exerted to adhere to the following general storage requirements:
1. MC-6 main and reserve parachutes do not require co-location when storing.
2. Pyramid stacking of main parachutes will be no greater than seven high and reserve parachutes will
be no greater than eleven high.
3. When available, a climate controlled building should be used to store parachutes.
4. Parachutes will be stored in a dry, well-ventilated location and protected from pilferage, dampness,
fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.
5. Parachutes will not be stored in a manner which would prevent ventilation or interfere with light
fixtures, heating vents, fire fighting devices, cooling units, exits, or fire doors.
6. Parachutes will not be stored in a damaged, dirty, or damp condition.
7. All stored parachute items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy
8. Parachutes will not be stored in direct contact with any building floor or wall. Storage will be
accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide airspace between the storage
area floor and the equipment. If the pre-constructed shelving or similar storage accommodations are
not available, locally fabricate storage provisions using suitable lumber or wooden boxes.
9. All available material handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling of
10. Periodic rotation of stock, conversion of available space, proper housekeeping policies, and strict
adherence to all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.