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Rigger Training Curriculum?

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Does someone have a rigger training curriculum that they'd be willing to share?  I have the old Parachute Rigging Course manuals, but I'm wondering if there's anything better/newer available.  Not looking at getting into rigger training as a regular thing, but my DZO has asked me to mentor people who show an interest, and I don't want to waste their or my time.  Thanks!

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I'm happy to share all the materials I developed for the US Academy of Parachute Rigging, no charge except for acknowledging the source.

As for "mentoring," consider asking for, say, $500 per interested student, as a way to screen for those who are willing to make a commitment and will be a joy to teach.

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Actually, I was thinking of $500 as the down payment.  Your time is more valuable than that.  In your area, see what Chuting Star charges, and consider what MEL, Dave DeWolf, Kirk Smith, Tom Dolphin, et al, charged or charge, closer to $1500-1800 exclusive of testing.

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Let's see if I can remember this off the top of my head ....

Back when I was the busiest Rigger Instructor in Canada, I followed CSPA's Rigger A Course outline:


course outline


What do riggers do?

Basic parachute design and configurations


Harness/container components

Pilot chutes

Deployment devices with emphasis on D-bags

Risers and 3-Ring releases

Square parachute nomenclature

AADs with emphasis on Cypres 2

Packing demonstration (by an instructor) followed by practical exercises

Assembling components

Minor repairs

Equipment selection exercise

Written exam

Final practical exam

Wrap up

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