(a) No person may pack, maintain, or alter any personnel-carrying
parachute intended for emergency use in connection with civil aircraft of
the United States (including the reserve parachute of a dual parachute
system to be used for intentional parachute jumping) unless that person
holds an appropriate current certificate and type rating issued under this
subpart and complies with §§65.127 through 65.133.
(b) No person may pack, maintain, or alter any main parachute of a
dual-parachute system to be used for intentional parachute jumping in
connection with civil aircraft of the United States unless that person --
(1) Has an appropriate current certificate issued under this subpart;
(2) Is under the supervision of a current certificated parachute
(3) Is the person making the next parachute jump with that parachute in
accordance with §105.43(a) of this chapter; or
(4) Is the parachutist in command making the next parachute jump with
that parachute in a tandem parachute operation conducted under
§105.45(b)(1) of this chapter.
(c) Each person who holds a parachute rigger certificate shall present
it for inspection upon the request of the Administrator or an authorized
representative of the National Transportation Safety Board, or of any
Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer.
(d) The following parachute rigger certificates are issued under this
(1) Senior parachute rigger.
(2) Master parachute rigger.
(e) Sections 65.127 through 65.133 do not apply to parachutes packed,
maintained, or altered for the use of the armed forces.