Note: Most repairs of the main pilot chute consist of fabric or mesh repairs and may be repaired similar
to canopy procedures. The most common damage seen on main pilot chutes is in the area of the
apex and the hand deploy handle [Figure A]. This area is subject to fairly severe stress and strain.
The following procedure deals with the apex area repair. It should be noted that if the repair is too
complex, itís probably more cost effective to replace rather than repair the pilot chute.
1.1 Working through the hole in the base, turn the pilot
chute inside out. Unpick the seam at the junction of
the canopy and mesh and between two of the radial
tapes [Figure B]. This will allow good access to the
2.1 Take a piece of 3/4" Ty-3 tape and overlay the reinforcing
material at the apex, covering the damaged
2.2 Resew the canopy and
mesh panels as per the original.
Turn the pilot chute
right side out.