National Geographic : 1943 Nov
() National Geographic Society A Rigger Carries a Used Parachute to the Packing Table To prevent fouling, he has braided the shrouds which hang from the mush rooming silk and support the harness. At the Lakehurst Naval Air Station men are taught to pack parachutes properly so that when the rip cord (right) is pulled during a jump, the chute will open, letting the man float safely down. aUdnu1111O e, U. Z. _Na vy, ncmlai In Ready Room, Pilot Takes Down Last-minute Data for Patrol In this comfortable, air-conditioned room with itsleather chairs, bulletin boards, and loud-speakers, aviators gather topick up weather information and to hear the briefing officer'sinstructions. At thecommand, "Pilots, man your planes," they pour out on the double totheflight deck.