FAA Senior Rigger Course

FAA Senior Rigger Course

OUTLINE FOR SENIOR RIGGER TRAINING, CLASSES,

DEMONSTRATIONS, PROJECTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION

FAA rules and regulations

Part 105, 91, 65, and basic facilities to practice rigging.

packing table

inspection area

drying area.

Responsibility as a licensed rigger

privileges

rating limitation

Paper work

FAA

log book

data card

AD’s

Service Bulletins

Binder with all AD’s and SB’s

Filling out inspection 108 book

Filling out data cards

TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS

VIDEOS

Modern rigging techniques and methods

Packing tapes (Square Reserves)

Vector

Racer

Javelin

Talon

Vector Tandem

Strong Tandem

Racer Tandem

ROUND CANOPY

Construction and materials

Aerodynamics

Inspection procedures

Bridle Attaching Methods

Line continuity

two and four riser systems

round to riser assembly

Canopy layout

on packing table

Canopy sections

gore numbers

panel designations

Data Panel information

Alterations or repairs listed on data panel

approvals

Where do we look

Flaking the canopy for packing

Diapers

full stow

two stow

vertical stow

others

Line stowing

Acid test and inspection

Square Canopy

Constructions and materials

Aerodynamics

Inspection procedures

layout on floor

hanging by tail

Line continuity

cascaded

continuous lines

assembly to risers

Canopy sections

nose

tail upper and lower skins

ribs

load bearing ribs

crossports

Steering toggles

types

installations and stowing methods

Deployments systems

freebag

Inspection of these systems

Packing methods

side pack

stack pack

pro pack

hanging pro pack

Folding canopy to place in deployment bag

freebag types

Vector and Racer molar

Line stowing

Methods

tools.

HARNESS AND CONTAINER

Constructions and materials

Hardware

types

inspections

values of types

AD’s or SB’s

proper installation

Grommets

types

Inspections

Snaps

types

Inspections

Cable Housing

types

Inspections

Attachment links

types

inspection

Main and reserve

Pilot chute

type

retractable

collapsible

inspection

main and reserve

Hand tacking

materials

methods

inspections)

Ripcords and release handles

types

materials

inspection Procedures

Pins and cones

types

Inspections

Harness and container inspections

as a unit

Sewing Machines

Manufactures

types

straight locking

zigzag

bar tack

harness

uses of different types

Sewing machine components

table

head

motor

clutch/brake

bobbin winder

etc.

Threading the machine

needle

bobbin

thread types and values

Basic operating of machine

foot

knee

hand and effects

sew

brake

lift foot

set needle

etc.

Type of sewing stitches

301-304-308

TOOLS

Pull up cords

Packing weights

Line separator

round

square

Through the bag cord with friction lock

Molar strap

Rifle cleaning rod

Velcro covers

Temporary pins

Knee plate

T-Bar

Packing paddles

long

short

Bodkins

Seam ripper

Scissors

Finger trapping fids

Positive closing device

Hand sewing needles

Razor Knife

Tailoring Pencils

correct type

Seal press

L-Bar separator

Weight Scale

pull test

Pull test clamps

Hot knife

Grommet hole cutter

Grommet sets

Snap setting tools

Hot glue gun

AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION

DEVICES

Makes models and applications

Setting and calibration

all makes and models

Description of activation type

ballistic

spring

timer

Care and maintenance

testing operations

replacing batteries

replacing cutters

cocking unit

changing cartridges

Installation different applications

optional numbers of cutters

pin pullers

power plates

pull cables

Responsibility

who can install

remove

replace

maintain

liabilities connected with these situations

MATERIALS

Presentation of all types

identification

strength values

(Material sample book)

Cordura

Parapack (Denier weights)

Suspension line

Dacron

Spectra

Kevalr

F-111

Zero porosity

Different weight ripstops 1.5 oz, 1.1 oz, etc.

Marquisette netting

High drag netting

Velcro

1/2 – 3/4 – 1.5 – 2 inch

Elastics

1 inch – 1.5 inch

Shock cord

1/4, 3/16 and 1/4 inch

Tubular nylon

1/2, 9/16, 5/8 3/4 1 inch

Kevlar tape

Nylon stiffener plate

Nylon binding tape

3/8, 3/4, 1 inch

Nylon support tape

1 inch square weave

Webbing

types

4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 17 & 24

Threads and cords

nylon

cotton

DEMONSTRATIONS

Packing various types containers

round

square

side

pro

standing pro

Tangled round

Tangled Square

Complete inspection – round, square

Assembly complete – round, square

Hand sewing and tacking

comfort pads

connector links

cones

reserve cable housing

eyelet

Needle fold – reserve bridles

Installing toggles – main, reserve

Installing grommets and  snaps

Finger trapping suspension line

4-line release system

Nylon mesh acid test

Pull test

description warp and fill

thread to selvage edge

using scale check pull tension on reserve ripcord

Installing a 6 inch patch in F-111

PROJECTS

Install to airworthy standards

round

square

Canopy inspection locate and verify defects

round

square

Square reserve

side pack

pro pack

Harness and container inspection located and verify defects

Pack B-12

Pack NB-6

Pack round reserve with

2 stow diaper

vertical stow diaper

diaper parallel to bottom of pack tray

Pack square reserve in

Vector type freebag

Molar type

Untangle

round

square

Demonstrate knowledge of 4-line release systems

Hand sew ripcord housing

tack comfort pad

hand sew cone

eyelet

Tie knots

overhand

square

clove hitch

double half hitch

slip knot

bowline

surgeon’s

locking

Install proper seal on closing pin

Perform proper needle fold

Machine sewing 1

build shot bags using templates and perform

sewing practice drills

Machine sewing 2

install a six inch patch to expectable and

airworthy standards

Using proper tools but hole and set grommets

Using proper tools but hole and set snaps

Install steering toggles using recognized methods

Finger trap suspension line to a finished length by calculating shrinkage of trapped area

Perform dry run reserve inspection and repack to airworthy standards meeting all FAA requirements

Located correct information for compatibility, assembly and inspection of a harness/container and reserve

Perform at least 20 complete inspection and repack to standards of back type reserves