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AC 655B I I146 PARACHUTE RIGGER SENIORMASTER CERTIFICATION GUIDE REVISED 1988 US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION PARACHUTE RIGGER SENIORMASTER CERTIFI ID: 159129 Download Pdf

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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration AC 65-5B \ I- ,*,. I’ PARACHUTE RIGGER SENIOR/MASTER CERTIFICATION GUIDE REVISED 1988 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION PARACHUTE RIGGER SENIOR/MASTER CERTIFICATION GUIDE 4 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION i The requirements for parachute rigger . .................... 1 Certificates and Ratings.. .......................................... 1 General Requirements.. ............................................ .l Experience Requirements.. ....................................... .2 Knowledge and Skill Requirements.. V Certificates and Ratings FAR General Requirements FAR Section 65.113 states: (a) To be eligible for a parachute rigger certificate, a person must- (2) Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language, or in the case of a citizen of Puerto Rico, or a person who FAR Section 65.115 provides that applicants for a Knowledge and Skill Requirements Certificate Privileges A certificated senior parachute rigger may pack or maintain (except for major repairs and alterations) any type of parachute for which he/she is rated. He/she may also supervise other persons in packing any type of parachute for which he/she is rated. A certificated master parachute rigger may pack, maintain, or alter any type of parachute for which he/she is rated. Additionally, he/she may supervise other persons in packing, maintaining, or altering any type of parachute for which he/she is rated. Since regulations are amended from time to time, you should check with the local FAA office to ascertain the currency of referenced regulations. 3 How to Apply Contact the nearest General Aviation District Office (GADO), 4 Taking the Written Test The written test may be taken at FSDO’s, GADO’s, for administering parachute T&H written tests. FSDO’s may administer written tests at other locations by prior arrangement. It is recommended that an appointment be made (2) (3) There are no “trick” questions. Each statement means exactly what it says. Do If you qualify under the special certification rule for military Reporting Scores Test results will be mailed to you as quickly as possible. The test grade is reported on AC Form 8080-2, Airman Written Applying for a Retest If you fail a parachute rigger test, you must wait 30 days to retake the test; or, if you desire to take the test sooner, you must present a statement Written Test Subjects The subjects covered by the parachute rigger written tests are outlined below. The special test administered to military or former military riggers deals only with the first two categories, A. CERTIFICATION A01 -Experience requirements. A02 -Skill requirements. A03 -Type ratings: A04 -Test requirements. A05 -Adding type ratings. B. PRIVILEGES, LIMITATIONS, BOl -Certificate privileges. B02-Facilities and equipment. B03-Performance standards. B04-Records. B05-Pack sealing. B06-Parachute repair. B07-Parachute alteration. B08-Intentional parachute jumping. a c. D. . E. F. G. PACKING PARACHUTES CO1 -Requirements. COZ-Preparation. PARACHUTE OPERATION AND CARE DO1 -Function of parts PARACHUTE CONSTRUCTION EOl -Pilot parachute. E02 -Main canopy. E03 -Container. E04 -Release devices. E05 -Suspension lines. E06 -Harness. PARACHUTE REPAIR FOl -Repair standards. F02 -Canopy repair. F03 -Harness repair. PARACHUTE ALTERATION GO1 -Alteration standards. G02-Canopy alteration. G03-Harness alteration. G04-Hardware alteration. GO5-Container alteration. 9 The practice test which follows is provided to familiarize you 10 l-Face down with the head away from the canopy. 2tace up with l-Allow 1 hour of airing for each day the parachute was packed. 2-Four hours, provided the parachute is not wet. 3--lt should be aired at least (1) Filler yarns in the weave of parachute canopies extend lengthwise through the (1) is true. 2---0nly statement (2) is true. (1) nor (2) is true. 440th statements (1) and (2) are true. 7. Which component of the sewing machine used for parachute repair work prevents the thread from l-The needle bar. 2-The thread takeup level. 3-The thread controller spring. 4-The action of the sewing hook. 11 l--At least 2 years after the date the work is completed. 2-A+ least 1 year after the date the work is performed. 3-dt least 2 years after the l-The safety tie is sealed with the l--Pass an oral and practical test. 2-Pass a written test with respect to parachutes in common use. 3-Present evidence to the FAA that he/she holds the equivalent military 1, and above. 12 . 12. No certificated parachute rigger may 2-43, C, 3--C, D, E. 4-D, E, 14. When requested, a certificated parachute rigger is required to present his/her 13 16. When repairing a broken stitch a canopy seam, what action should be taken? 1Anchor the ends of the broken thread using fabric cement. 2-Sew back and forth across the ends of the broken stitch. 14 EXAMPLE OF PRACTICE TEST ANSWER SHEET ANSWERS TO PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS QUESTION NUMBER ANSWER 1 .................................... 3 .................................... 1 .................................... 4 .................................... 3 .................................... 4 .................................... 2 .................................... 3 .................................... 1 .................................... 1 .................................... 4 .................................... 3 .................................... 1 .................................... 3 .................................... 2 .................................... 4 .................................... 4 .................................... 2 .................................... 4 .................................... 1 .................................... 2. 16 Taking the Oral and Practical Tests Completion of the oral and practical tests is usually the final 17 Evaluating Your Performance Your performance will be evaluated by the examiner on the basis of knowledge, accuracy, and proficiency displayed during the test. In evaluating performance the principle 18 Oral test questions cover the same subjects as A. PACKING PARACHUTES 1. 7. 8. 9. 10. What general sequence of operations is followed when packing a parachute? How can the correct procedure for packing a parachute be determined? What sequence of operations is normally 19 B. MAINTAINING PARACHUTES 1. 10. Where is the manufacturer’s identification data usually located on parachute canopy, on harness, and pack? What 24 47. 4%. 49. What sewing machine malfunction can cause staggered stitches? What procedure should be followed when repairing broken stitches in a canopy 25 Practical Test Projects The practical test consists of assigned work projects to test your 1. PACKING PARACHUTES a. PACK A PARACHUTE. (1) IDENTIFY AND 2. MAINTAINING PARACHUTES Senior Parachute Rigger and Master Parachute Rigger Applicants a. C. RESTITCH CANOPY SEAMS. You must select the correct sewing machine; use straight m. REPAIR AN UPPER OR LOWER LATERAL BAND. You must select correct size and type tape and thread; use correct stitching, underfold, edge distance, spacing, and overstitching; splice reinforcing tape, as required. 28 0. REPLACE A SUSPENSION LINE. You must select correct thread and FAR’s The following FAR’s should be useful to a person studying for the tests. A knowledge of the rules is often very helpful and FAA Advisory Circulars The FAA issues advisory circulars (AC’s) to inform the aviation 31 AC 105-2 Sport Parachute Jumping. AC 18332 FAA Designated Maintenance Technician Examiner Directory. Free AC’s may be obtained by writing to: U.S. Department of Transportation Utilization and Storage Section, M-443.2 Washington, DC 20590 APPENDIX 701 C Street, Box 14 Anchorage, Alaska 99513 Tel. 907-271-5645 AREA: Alaska GREAT LAKES REGION O’Hare Lake Office Center SOUTHERN REGION EUROPEAN OFFICE 15, Rue de la Loi (3rd floor) B-1040 Brussels, 601 East 12 Street Federal Building Kansas City, Missouri 64106 Tel. 816-374-5626 AREA: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska NEW ENGLAND REGION FM REGIONAL OFFICES (CONTINUED) SOUTHWEST REGION 4400 Blue Mound Road Fort Worth, 1689 Tel. 817-877-2000 AREA: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas EASTERN REGION 718-917-1005 AREA: Delaware, District of Columbia, NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN REGION 17900 Pacific Hwy South, 98168 Tel. 206-431-2001 AREA: Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming 15000 Aviation Boulevard Hawthorne, California 90009 Mail: P.O. Box 92007 Worldway Postal Center Los 213-297-1427 AREA: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Nevada, and Marshall Islands FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES ALABAMA FSDO 678 Municipal Airport FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) FSDO 2 San Jose Municipal Airport 1387 Airport Boulevard San Jose, 291-7681 FSDO 4 Fresno Air Terminal Suite 110 4955 East Anderson Fresno, CA 93727 Phone: 6961 Flight Road Riverside, CA 92504 Phone: (714) 351-6701 FSDO 9 Montgomery Field Airport Suite 110 8665 ‘92123 Phone: (619) 293-5281 FSDO 10 5885 West Imperial Highway Los Angeles, CA (916) 551-1721 FSDO 14 94614 Phone: (415) 273-7155 4 FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) COLORADO FSDO 60 East 25th Avenue Suite FM FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) GEORGIA FSDC 67 Norman FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) IOWA FSDG 61 Army Post Road Des Moines, IA 50321 Phone: (515) 285-9895 KANSAS FSDG 64 Mid Continent Airport Flight Standards Building Wichita, KS 67209 Phone: (316) 9264462 KENTUCKY FSDO 68 Bowman Field FAA Building Louisville, KY 40205 Phone: (502) 5824116 LOUISIANA FSDO 62 Ryan Airport 9191 Plank Road Baton Rouge, LA 70811 Phone: (504) 356-5701 MAINE FSDD 65 Portland International Jetport General Aviation Terminal Portland, ME 04102 Phone: (207) 7744484 MARYLAND FSDO 7 Baltimore-Washington International Airport North Administration Building Elm Road Baltimore, MD 21240 Phone: (301) 8595780 FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) MASSACHUSETTS FSDO 61 Civil Air Terminal 8 FM FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) FSDCI 63 Kansas City International 59101 Phone: (406) 245-6179 NEBRASKA FSDC 65 Lincoln Municipal Airport General Aviation Phone: (702) 3886482 FSDC 11 South Rock Boulevard Suite 102 Reno, NV 89502 Phone: 9 FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) NEW JERSEY FSDD 25 Teterboro Airport 11 Republic Airport Administration Building Farmingdale, NY 11735 Phone: (5 16) 694-5530 1295 Scottsville Road Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: (7 16) 2635880 NORTH (919) 7613147 3923214 FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) FSDO 66R Raleigh-Durham Terminal B Route 1, Box I Hector Airport Administration Building, Room FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) FSDO 64A MahlonSweet Airport 90606 12 FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) RHODE ISLAND FSDO 63 Barnes Municipal Airport Administration Building ! SOUTH CAROLINA FSDO 66C 7 Columbia Metropolitan Airport 2819 Aviation Way I . ) SOUTH DAKOTA I FSDD 66 Rapid City Regional Airport Rural 13 FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) FSDO 66 International Airport FAA FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICES (CONTINUED) WASHINGTON FSDO 61 Perimeter Road South Seattle, WA 98108 Phone: (206) 431-2742 FSDO 61A 5620 East Rutter Avenue Spokane, WA 99206 Phone: (509) 4564618

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