Packing Courses

Learn to pack you main parachute. Everything you need to know to pack, fault find and maintain your equipment.

Packing courses have two parts. Part 1 is the learning phase, Part 2 is the "tangle test". After part one you'll need to solo practice to get ready for the test. After successfully passing the test you'll be awarded an "Approved Packing Certificate".

Prices:

  • Part 1 - £30
  • Part 2 - £30
Packing Parachute

Part 1

Click here to see available packing courses (Part 1) and book a date.

Part 2

Click here to see available packing courses (Part 2) and book a date.

What to expect on a packing course - part 1

This is a full day course during which one of our highly experienced packing instructors will educate you on how to pack and main parachute and why we do it the way we do.

You will be walked through the whole process, step by step, with practical demonstrations. Expect to be over in the hangar for the majority of the day, with every student having their own kit to learn on - which can be your own personal equipment, or the Langar equipment you typically use.

By the end of the day, you will feel confident in doing your own pack jobs and be able to go away and practice in your own time until you're proficient and ready for your packing assessment, which is part 2 of the course.

What to expect on a packing course - part 2

Part 2 of the packing course is the day on which we'll assess your skills and award you with your Approved Packing Certificate. To do this, you will be assessed while doing a full pack job, in which we want to see you're confident in what you're doing and hitting all the necessary steps for the pack job to be safe for the sky.

Further to this, you'll learn more about kit maintenence, including how to reattach a cutaway canopy, and how to hook up a new canopy. You'll be tested on your ability to do this through a 'tangle test', in which your instructor will tangle up the canopy for you to untangle, and then a cutaway tangle test, where we'll tangle up a detached canopy and have you untangle and reattach it.

We'll be there to help you every step of the way and the aim of this course, aside from getting you what you need for your B licence, is to help you feel confident in taking care of your own gear.