FORCE—The measure or
value of the gravitational pull of the
earth as modified by the earth’s rotation,
equal to acceleration of a freely
moving body at the rate of 32.16 feet
per second. Example: If a 100-pound
load places a 300-pound stress on the
parachute during opening, the shock
is 3 Gs.
The space between needles
on a sewing machine.
The horizontal movement
of the canopy.
That portion of the
canopy contained between two adjacent
suspension lines and the area
between them, extending from the
apex of the canopy to the skirt.
A metal eyelet,
used as a reinforcement around a
hole in fabric. Grommets are used on
pack flaps to fit over locking cones or
weight of the parachute assembly.