The FAA Parachute Rigger Handbook (FAA-H-8083-17) is the first new technical “how to” book since the revised Parachute Manual in 1991.
The PRH is the FAA official rigger handbook written by Sandy Reid, Master rigger, DPRE and Course Director at the United States Academy of Parachute Rigging. The PRH has been called “the New Testament in parachute rigging – a must have book.” And it is a must-have for reference and information for all riggers and riggers-to-be as information and techniques in the PRH are part of the FAA rigger test bank of questions.
The PRH is in full color consisting of 344 pages and is bound with a heavy duty plastic spiral. Riggers will find it extremely user friendly enabling the book to be opened to lay flat for easy access and reference.
The PRH is a technical “hands on” book. The material presented in this handbook is appropriate for senior and master parachute riggers. The handbook contains information on regulations and human factors, design and construction, materials, operations, inspection and packing, hand tools, sewing machines, the parachute loft, repairs, alterations, and manufacture.
For those of you that want the electronic version for free, or just want to print all 344 pages off yourself, the FAA Parachute Rigger Handbook is available fo download at this link.