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Parachute Rigger History & Exam Fees

The Parachute Shop is a full service parachute loft. We have been in business since 1973.  Equipped with all the necessary sewing machines, grommet tools, parts, webbing, materials, manuals, & both Senior and Master Riggers with 40 years of experience,  there is nothing we can't handle. Parachute Rigger Exams are by appointment.

Don Mayer is a former DPRE (FAA Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner) for the FAA.

Becoming A Parachute Rigger

Military Riggers click here

Step 1: Please read this first to give you an overall view of becoming a Parachute Rigger click here

Step 2: Application Procedures

Step 3: Becoming a Parachute Rigger click here.

Step 4: FAA Written Software, Ground School  Parachute Rigger

                PRACTICAL TEST STANDARDS - Senior & Master Parachute Rigger

                KNOWLEDGE TEST GUIDE - Senior & Master Parachute Rigger

                FAA Exams - Parachute Rigger

                Rigger Test Questions (117 Questions)

                Find a Testing Site

                Ground School Downloads ($34.99)

Step 5: Regulations Part 65, Parachute Rigger FAA  & Certification click here

Step 6: FAA Part 105 Parachute Operations

Step 7: 8610-2, Senior & Master Rigger Application Form: http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/form/faa8610-2.pdf

Step 8: List of DPRE's in the United States

Step 9: FAA FISDO Local, (Flight Standards District Office) Offices

Step 9: Computer Testing, Parachute Rigger Computer Testing Information click here

Step10: Replacement of Lost, Application for Replacement of Lost, Destroyed, or Paper Rigger Certificate.

Step11: Employment, Parachute Rigger: Employment The Nature (Civil Service) of the Work click here



FAA Parachute Rigger Handbook, http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aircraft/media/FAA-H-8083-17.pdf

Parachute Rigging Course    $ 19.00  

by Dan Poynter. A course of study for the FAA Senior Rigger Certificate, this booklet consists of explanations, reading assignments, practical work, sample questions and detailed answers. Many rigger applicants consider this course o be essential in preparing for the FAA written and practical exams. It carefully leads the reader through all aspects of obtaining a rigger's certificate. (FAA certificates may also be earned by foreign citizens-this course tells you how.) Softbound, 60 pp., 8.5 x 11 inches

Available from the Parachute Shop, Call 1-800-872-2488, ask for Don Mayer

Parachute Rigger Study Guide    $ 19.00  

by Deborah Blackmon. This valuable book contains the questions, answers and explanations for 300 questions of the tough FAA rigger's written examination. Rigger applicants who study this book are almost guaranteed to pass the test on their first try. The thoroughly researched answers are accompanied by an explanation and a reference so the student can delve more deeply into that particular topic. Must reading for serious parachute technicians. Softbound, 72 pp., 8.5 x 11

Available from the Parachute Shop, Call 1-800-872-2488, ask for Don Mayer

The Parachute Manual, Volume 1    $ 49.00  

Volume 1, by Dan Poynter. The "bible" of parachute rigging, repair and design. With over 590 big pages pf technical information on all types of sport, military and emergency parachutes, it is an indispensable source for riggers, rigger candidates and anyone with a solid interest in parachutes. Contains detailed assembly and packing instructions for all popular reserves and emergency parachutes. It also lists, illustrates and discusses all parachute hardware, thread, tape, cloth, cord, webbing and fittings. It describes how to earn an FAA rigger's certificate, and containers FAA regulations for riggers, lofts and TSOs. Also includes step-by-step instructions on maintenance, alteration, design and construction. Over 2000 illustrations and photos. Softbound, 592 pp, 8.5 x 11 inches.

Available from the Parachute Shop, Call 1-800-872-2488, ask for Don Mayer

The Parachute Manual, Volume 2    $ 49.00  

Volume 2 by Dan Poynter. This is the second volume of "the rigger's bible." It covers all parachutes since 1985, and includes extensive information on ram-air canopies and new construction techniques. (Volume 1 covers all personnel parachutes from the 1930's to 1884.) It's an indispensable gold mine of detailed information on packing, maintaining and repairing parachutes, with extensive information on new components and technologies. Augmented by thousands of informative illustrations and photographs. Volume 2 puts the modern technical information you need at your fingertips. Softbound, 416 pp, 8.5 x 11 inches

Available from the Parachute Shop, Call 1-800-872-2488, ask for Don Mayer


PR209 COMPUTER DISK - RIGGER STUDY GUIDE Questions and answers appear in boxes and the answer choices have buttons. When you press the [?] answer button, the buttons for the wrong answers disappear. When you press the [info] button a complete answer with references pops up. Since the study guide is a learning tool, there is no scoring and no cheers or bongs for right and wrong answers. Some questions have illustrations. Just press on the [camera] button and up pops the drawing. Sideways-arrow buttons move you from one question to the next. The study guide is published in Windows™ so there is nothing new to learn. It comes on two high-density 3.5 floppy disks. Just type a:\setup and it installs itself and makes an icon in the Program Manager.

Available from the Parachute Shop, Call 1-800-872-2488, ask for Don Mayer


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