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SWS Demo-tours 2020

Authorized as a member of
Parachute Industry Association

Rigger training:

7-day courses for skydivers looking to acquire rigging skills. Gained knowledge allows you to to pack and maintain all kinds of parachute systems.

SWS company in in possession of a lot of parachuting equipment, thus allowing you to get real experience with almost every kind of skydiving and emergency parachute systems.


Entry requirements:

- At least 100 skydives.

- Experience in packing ram-air canopies (main or reserve) - candidate must be able to pack a main in under 10 minutes.


Training time: 7 days, 9:00 - 21:00.

Trainings follows a program described below. During that time, the candidate will perform at least 20 various reserve packjobs, which should give him a confident skill level.


After successful completion of the course, SWS will issue a rigger certificate, as well as an official confirmation letter for FAA (or another organization on-demand).


Each course has 2 slots available, for registration send an email to [email protected], describing your full name, parachuting experience, packing experience. After you receive confirmation, a 25% prepay is required(non-refundable).


Training program:


1. Rigging organization and regulations.

1.1. Rigging regulations in various countries.

1.2. Parachuting equipment regulations in various countries.

1.3. Certification and droptest programs.

1.4. Books.

1.5. Logging.

1.6. Ethics and economics.


2. Construction and design.

2.1. Parachute systems types (US classification, soviet)

2.2. Components list.

2.3. parachutes (elements, construction specifics).

2.4. Reserve container

2.5. Main container

2.6. Harness systems

2.7. Risers

2.8. Bridles.

2.9. Deployment bags

2.10. Pilot chutes (different kinds, specifics)

2.11. Deployment handles, housings.

2.12. Deployment lines, RSL, MARD.

2.13. AAD's.


3. Materials.

3.1. Specifications, nomenclature.

3.2. Fabrics: production, characteristics, types.

3.3. Webbings: types, production, coating.

3.4. Lines, elastics.

3.5. Threads: production, characteristics, which one to choose.

3.6. Metal: production, coating, application, gourmets.

3.7. Various: plastics, velcro, buttons, zippers, cables, rubber bands.


4. Applications.

4.1. Packing.

4.2. Deployments process, characteristics, control methods.

4.3. Main attachments, compatibility.


5. Reserve inspection and packing.

5.1. Getting ready, general issues.

5.2. Tools.

5.3. Assembly and inspection.

5.4. Round packing.

5.5. Reserve ram-air packing.

5.6. Documentation.


6. Tools and equipment.

6.1. Tools.

6.2. Sewing machines: type, kind. Needles.

6.3. Parachute workshop, typical equipment.


7. Repairs, modifications, production.

7.1. General issues, technical tolerances.

7.2. Cleaning.

7.3. Parachute system inspection, reline and line repairs.

7.4. Production: closing loops, powertools, harness bands.

7.5. Housings installation and maintenance.


Reading material:

All candidates are required to read the following before course starts:

- FAA Parachute Rigger Handbook

- Parachute Manual Vol 2 (a must), Vol 1 (recommended)

- Parachute Rigging Course

- Parachute Rigger Study Guide


English knowledge.

English knowledge (basic level at least) is highly recommended, because all documentation is written in it. But, if you have lots of time on your hands, you can probably go without.


Courses will take place at SWS Workshop, location is here: http://sws.aero/en/about/

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