Control & Maintenance Expert

Control & Maintenance Expert

Control and maintenance expert master a wide range of techniques to inspect glider, harness, reserve and other accessories. He is able to decide their airworthiness.

  • T1 Pro rescue packer : Able to inspect, pack and install different models of rescue and in various kinds of paragliding harness.
  • T2 Lines check & adjust : He is able to produce lines using splicing and sawing technique, change lines, rig a wing, check and adjust the trim of a glider. Measure the breaking strength of the lines, and able to evaluate the airworthiness of the glider regarding this criteria.
  • T3 Cloth check & repair.
  • T4 Harness & accessories check : Able to check harness aging, able to evaluate the aging of the cloth, make minor repairs.
  • Tools : he knows how to use various high tech tools : Vorner, laser, Betsometer, Porosimeter, Breaking Strength Controller. Also he masters low-tech methods that allow him to achieve a proper evaluation of the airworthiness of paragliding gear in remote unequipped areas.

Pro rescue packers may inspect and repack reserves professionally.

Certification issued by an APPI Cotrol & maintenance instructor.

Pro rescue packer certification is needed to enter the course.