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Parachute Inspector

Inspect parachutes and lines.

What does a Parachute Inspector do?

Inspects parachutes and lines to detect flaws in materials and fabrication: Spreads parachute or part, such as canopy and shroud webbing, on glass-topped table or over fluorescent light, and examines them for flaws, such as defective material and stitching, crooked hems, and tears. Pulls on shroud lines and suspension cords to ensure tightness of knots. Rips out defective stitching, hems, seams, and taped edges, and trims excess fabric at edges, using scissors. Pins pieces of colored cloth over defective areas. May be designated according to part inspected as Canopy Inspector; Hem Inspector; Shroud-Web Inspector.