Involves successfully completing an AR Course, which is held over a minimum of five days and includes major canopy and container repair, manufacture of advanced components, presentation of a written paper on an aspect of rigging, 10 new questions for the British Skydiving Rigging Examination question pool and a talk on a subject from the Basic Rigger syllabus (see Form 201: Advanced Rigger Course Syllabus).
To attend an AR course, you must:
- Hold a full British Skydiving membership
- Have been a Parachute Rigger for at least 2 years
- Hold an Advanced Packing Certificate Grades (S) and (T)
- Provide a written recommendation from an AR who has known you for at least 6 months
- Have carried out all the requirements of the AR Course Syllabus under the direct supervision of an AR
- Provide a log of rigging work carried out in the preceding 12 months
- Submit work for inspection, including a full piggyback harness and ram air reserve container system to an approved design, with all component parts
- Pass the written test
Holders of an AR rating are cleared to undertake any work on mains, reserve canopies, reserve containers, reserve component parts and harnesses, and harness manufacture.