Do not activate canopy release before
(3) Upon contact with the water, activate
the canopy release latch buttons, using one of the
(a) Crossarm method. Place the right
hand on the left canopy release assembly and the left
hand on the right canopy release assembly. Pull down
the safety covers. Grasp the release latch buttons, using
the thumbs and forefingers and depress the release latch
buttons and pull out to release (View A and B, fig. 2-19).
(b) Hand to shoulder method. Place
the right hand on the right canopy release assembly, and
the left hand on the left canopy release assembly. Then
follow procedures in crossarm method (a) above.
(c) Alternate method. If the canopy
latch buttons are difficult to depress, use both
Take one hand, open safety cover and depress
latch buttons. Take the other hand and hold
release assembly. This is done individually (fig.
(4) Koch type canopy release. Activation of
Figure 2-24. Releasing Canopy Release Assembly.
the Koch type canopy release fitting is accomplished by
inserting your finger or thumb under the locking lever on
female portion of release assembly (View A, fig. 2-25).