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R00tj00se

Nov 14, 2002, 2:01 AM
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Thought I'd ask this here as it seems to be mentioned on BASE sites more often then not.
What is involved in a Packer A rating and a Packer B rating?
Over in the UK all I have is a signature to say I can pack - that's it. Is this an American thing?

jceman

Nov 14, 2002, 6:29 AM
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Hope, ain't no American thing.

All we have is a requirement for the A license that states we must be able to pack. It's some sort of European deal, believe somewhere in the Nordic regions.

TomAiello

Nov 14, 2002, 7:33 AM
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In reply to:
Thought I'd ask this here as it seems to be mentioned on BASE sites more often then not.
What is involved in a Packer A rating and a Packer B rating?
Over in the UK all I have is a signature to say I can pack - that's it. Is this an American thing?

I believe you are referring to the ratings in Australia, which are mentioned on the Australian BASE Association page, under "BASE Prerequisites".

Gear and Rigging might be a better forum for this question, but I'm not sure how many Aussies read that forum.

JPA

Nov 14, 2002, 12:14 PM
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In Australia, a packer B rating means you can pack any main parachute (tandem, student etc). Packer A is a reserve parachute rating. These ratings are usually obtained by completing a course with a qualified rigger/packer. I guess the ABA wants potential BASE jumpers to know everything they possibly can about packing skydiving canopies before they get involved in BASE. Makes sense to me.

 

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