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.
Lines: 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.
Glider: able to evaluate the aging of the cloth, make minor repairs.
Harness: able to check harness aging.
Rescue: able to inspect, pack and install different models of rescue and in various kinds of paragliding harness.
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 Control & maintenance instructor.