(2) Detailed inspection. In addition to the
overall inspection performed in (1) above, a detailed
Personnel, drone-recovery, and small
inspection will be performed on the materials which
constitute the assembly or component construction
cargo parachutes which are deemed
using the following criteria, as applicable:
unserviceable by a packing or
rigging activity will be rigger-rolled
(a) Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion,
prior to being sent to a repair
dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges,
bolts, screws, safety pins, or rivets; improper swaging or
c. Technical/ Rigger-type Inspection Procedures.
welding; loss of spring tension.
(1) Overall inspection. An overall inspection
(b) Plastic and wood.
will be made of individual parachutes and other airdrop
bends, breaks, dents, holes, rough spots, sharp edges,
equipment items to ascertain the following:
(a) Log record/parachute inspection
(c) Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns,
data pocket and form. As applicable, inspect the
cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears; loose, missing, or
assembly log record / parachute inspection data pocket
broken stitching or tacking; weak spots, wear, or
to insure the Army Parachute Log Record IDA Form 10-
42 or 3912) is inclosed and properly attached as
(d) Fabric tape, webbing, and cordage.
record from the pocket and evaluate the recorded
Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags,
tears, incorrect weaving, and sharp edges formed from
searing; loose, missing, or broken stitching, tacking,
whipping, and weaving; weak spots, wear, and
(e) Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape.
will be checked to insure the pocket
Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots;
also contains a copy of TM 10-1670-
1/AFM 64-15 which is wrapped in a
sealed clear polyethylene bag.
(f) Rubber and elastic. Inspect for
burns, cuts, holes, tears, weak spots; loss of elasticity
that the applicable assembly is complete and no
components or parts are missing.
(g) Felt. Inspect for cuts, tears, burns,
breaks, holes, and thin spots.
(c) Operational adequacy. Check the
item components and parts to insure proper assembly
(h) Leather. Inspect for burns, cuts,
which includes attachment and alinement, and that the
holes, tears, loose missing or broken stitching; thin spots
assembled product functions in the prescribed manner.
Further insure that no stitch formation or sewn seam has
2-14. Pack-in-process Inspection.
been omitted, with particular attention directed to static
A pack-in-process inspection is performed at specified
lines, harnesses, risers, slings, extraction lines, adapter
intervals during the packing of a parachute to insure that
only authorized procedures and methods are being
(d) Markings and paint. Inspect each
The inspection will be accomplished by a
assembly and associated components for faded,
parachute rigger other than the packer or rigger
illegible, obliterated, or missing informational data,
preparing the applicable equipment for use.
identification numbers, and warning marks. Also check
intervals at which the inspection is performed will be
for chipped, worn, or peeled paint, as applicable.
specified within the pertinent parachute equipment
publication for parachute packing.
(e) Foreign material and stains. Inspect
each assembly and related components for the
presence of dirt or similar type foreign material.
parachute is equipped with a log
Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease,
record pocket which will accommo-