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charliechuckles

rigger/packer question

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i am a rigger . have been for over 35 years. havent been on a dropzone for about 6 years due to medical issues, but have kept my license "current" by packing pilot rigs and whatnot. now i would like to get back to the dz and work as a packer/ rigger. do you think i would have any problems getting hired? i live in southern california.

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You should try it but keep a few things in mind:

Packers are tough! They move fast all day long and it is a lot of physical work. Can you physically keep up? I was a packer and am pretty sure that I couldn't anymore.

Can you be sociable enough to get along with folks long enough to get established as a business. You will probably be working for a DZ (that already has a packing system) AND you will be developing your own clients. If you are the F.N.G. and the F.O.G. and have attitude, you might think about other avenues.

I'm not saying you are any of those things but it would be worth your while to go observe the Packing concession and see how things are run.

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charliechuckles

what is F.N.G. and F.O.G.?



F'in New Guy.

F'in Old Guy.

Walking onto a strange DZ and asking to get in on the packing concession makes you the first one.

If you've had your ticket for over 30 years, you are the second one too. ;)
"There are NO situations which do not call for a French Maid outfit." Lucky McSwervy

"~ya don't GET old by being weak & stupid!" - Airtwardo

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