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He is also a qualified rigger meaning he can carry out repairs on parachutes.
The materials they re-use include prison blankets, car seat scrap leather, silk parachutes along with recycled rubber soles.
They consisted of 5 parachutes packed into one bag and were attached to recoilless rifles; anti-tank guns and even motorcycle combinations.
The Descent Module uses parachutes to slow its fall, enabling it to make a soft landing on dry land.
In Australia and Papua the name flying-squirrel is applied to such marsupials as are provided with parachutes; animals which naturalists prefer to designate flying-phalangers (see MARSUPIALIA).