NOTE: The FSDO that is in need of seal symbols (three-character identifier)
that consists of numbers and/or letters will contact the Airmen Certification
Branch (AFS-760), and request a block of seal symbols. Once this request is
received by AFS-760, the FSDO will be sent a list of seal symbols that can be
assigned to the parachute rigger applicant. The unique seal symbol that is assigned
to the applicant must be identical to the seal symbol shown on the Temporary
Airman Certificate and the back of FAA Form
8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or
Rating Application. For lead seal, refer to FAA‑H‑8083‑17, Figure 5-68.
5-1338 FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT. Adequate facilities and equipment must
be available to the certificated parachute rigger during the exercise of certificate
privileges, but are not required to be approved in advance by the FAA in accordance
5-1339 COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS. None.
5-1340 REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.
A. References (current editions):
· Advisory Circular (AC)
65-5, Parachute Rigger Senior/Master Certification Guide;
· FAA Order
8080.6, Conduct of Airman Knowledge Tests; and
· FAA Order
8900.2, General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook.
· FAA Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate;
· FAA Form 8060-5, Notice of Disapproval of Application;
· FAA Form
8610-2, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application,
· N 8900.195, Appendix B for Pilots Bill of Rights and acknowledgement form.
C. Job Aids. None.
A. Review the Application.
1) Ensure that the applicant provides photo identification. When
the applicant has presented satisfactory identification, indicate the type of
identification in the “Remarks” section on the reverse side of FAA Form 8610-2.
Acceptable identification may include the following:
· Valid driver’s license,
· Military ID (or Department of Defense (DOD) DD Form 2 or 2A).
2) If the applicant has previously held or currently holds an
airman’s certificate, check the Enforcement Information System (EIS) file.
a) Obtain a copy of any suspension/revocation order for review, if
b) If the applicant is ineligible for a certificate/rating, return
the application and take any appropriate enforcement action.
3) Ensure that documented information is sufficient to determine
the type and number of parachutes packed by the applicant.
4) Ensure that documents provide a complete and positive record
of meeting the requirements.
5) If the applicant is eligible, proceed with the certification.
B. Certificate/Rating Requirements. Ensure that the applicant
meets the requirements for the certificate/rating as follows:
1) Ensure that the applicant has met skills and experience requirements.
2) Determine that the applicant can read, write, speak, and understand
3) Verify that the applicant is at least 18 years old.
C. Proof of Successful Completion. Ensure that applications for
oral and practical tests include proof of successful completion of the applicable
knowledge tests. Review the applicant’s FAA Form
8610-2 to ensure that all pertinent
information is furnished.
D. Oral and Practical Tests. Ensure that the examiner or inspector
administers oral and practical tests and that the applicant passes them. Ensure
that only designated parachute rigger examiners or an FAA Airworthiness ASI
with applicable parachute experience give these tests.
1) Ensure that the test(s) consist of questions and projects
directly related to the type of parachute for which the applicant seeks a rating.
2) Ensure that each rating has its own oral/practical test.
E. Results. Evaluate the oral and practical test results.
5-1342 TASK OUTCOMES.
A. Complete the PTRS Record.
B. Complete the Task. Successful completion of this task will
result in the following:
1) Completion of FAA Form
a) When the applicant passes a section of the oral/practical test,
check the “Pass” block and indicate the expiration date.
b) Fill out the FAA “Inspector Report” portion.
2) Completion of FAA Form 8060-4, in duplicate. FAA Form 8060-4
must be either typewritten or filled out in ink. Both the issuing FAA Airworthiness
inspector and the applicant must sign the applicant’s copy of the temporary
certificate. For military applicants, FAA Form 8060-4 is to be issued by a FSDO
ASI after review of the applicant’s limited FAA written test results and FAA
8610-2 application form.
a) For the original issuance, enter the word “pending” in Block III.
b) For reissuance, Block III will continue to show the previously
assigned certificate number. If the applicant provides a Social Security Number
(SSN), enter the number without dashes or spaces immediately above the applicant’s
date of birth. A certificate may be reissued when an airman requests that the
certificate number correspond with the applicant’s SSN.
3) Submitting a file to the AFS-760, to contain the following:
· Original completed application (FAA Form 8610-2),
· Original-typed FAA Form 8060-4,
· Aeronautical Center Form 8080-2, Airman Written Test Report (test
results from previous certification, if applicable),
· Duplicate FAA Form
8610-2 or 8060-5 to report retest,
· If the applicant’s retesting occurs within 30 days after failure,
the letter certifying that the applicant has received further instruction, and
· Aeronautical Center Form 8060-1, FAA Airman Certificate, or FAA
Form 8060-4, previously held certificate, for added ratings.
· N 8900.195, Appendix B for Pilots Bill of Rights, signed acknowledgement.
C. Deny a Certificate/Added Rating. When the applicant cannot
show proof of meeting all of the eligibility requirements, fails any required
section of the oral or practical test, or does not complete the test, accomplish
· Complete the “FAA Inspector Report” portion of FAA Form
· Present the duplicate copy to the applicant as a record of the
sections passed or failed. Counsel the applicant, if needed.
· Return other documents to the applicant, as appropriate.
5-1343 FUTURE ACTIVITIES.
A. Retest after Failure. Conduct knowledge retests in accordance
with the procedures in the current edition of FAA Order
1) Normally an applicant must wait 30 days to retake a failed
test. In order to take the test sooner, a statement must be presented certifying
that the applicant has been given at least 5 hours of additional instruction
in each of the subjects failed and is now considered ready for retesting. This
statement must be from a certificated and appropriately rated parachute rigger,
or a person holding an appropriate military rating.
2) The oral and practical retests must cover all the subject
areas in the failed section, as indicated on the application.
3) If the applicant fails again, complete FAA Form
for the sections included in the retest. The Aeronautical Center Form 8080-2
presented by an unsuccessful applicant for the oral/practical retest will be
returned to the applicant with a new duplicate of FAA Form
B. Routine Surveillance.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 5-1344 through 5-1360.