Riggers and the Sport of Skydiving

How They Keep Jumpers Safe

Garcia on top of packed military parachute rigs — Photo by Marcelo Garcia

What is a Rigger?

Riggers are parachute professionals, trained and licensed to pack and repair parachutes for military and civilian, recreational and sport skydiving purposes.

In the military, riggers are trained by their military branch around the world, to support their paratrooper forces and for…