Elite Riggging Academy

RIGGER TRAINING

The Team


Who Are We?


Our years of diverse experience in the skydiving industry drives our reputation. Elite Rigging Academy’s strong commitment to the skydiving industry is demonstrated in the quality training we provide by highly qualified and committed FAA Certified Master Parachute Riggers, military experts, and instructors. Elite Rigging Academy is an international provider of technical education training for students seeking a career as a professional parachute rigger.


Our Mission


 

To provide outstanding parachute rigger training by the industries most experienced instructors

 

To provide the international parachuting industry with highly qualified parachute riggers using the latest techniques and tools available

 

To provide continued support for all our clients

Elite Rigging Academy is a state of the art 15,000 sqft facility located next to the world-renowned drop-zone Skydive City.

DEREK THOMAS

PRESIDENT

- To provide continued support for all our clients40+ years experience Parachuting / Parachute Rigging
- FAA Master Rigger
- Multiple World Record Holder
- 9,000+ Jumps

BRAM CLEMENT

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

- 29 Years Experience Parachuting / Parachute Rigging
- FAA Master Rigger
- President; Skydive Ratings Inc.
- 15,000+ Jumps

MARK KRUSE

COURSE DIRECTOR

- 30+ years Experience Parachuting / Parachute Rigging
- FAA Master Rigger
- FAA Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner since 1999
- 17,000+ Jumps

KHAN HILDEBRAND

RIGGING INSTRUCTOR

- F.A.A. Master rigger over 25 years experience
- Rigger instructor over ten years experience
- Owner Nylon City worlds #1 packing service

RAGS RAGHANTI

RIGGING INSTRUCTOR

- 40+ years experience Parachuting / Parachute Rigging
- FAA Master Rigger

Rags, a parachute engineer at Performance Designs teaches parachute repair and line replacement at our facility. His repair techniques are recognized by riggers world wide and is featured in Poynters Parachute Manual. Rags also teaches sewing machine repair. Rags is also a valuable member of the Parachute Industry Association.

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Why Choose Us?


We are the most experienced staff in the parachute rigging industry! Elite Rigging Academy’s examiners and instructors are experienced professionals with industry certifications and credentials plus real world rigging and skydiving experience. We have a sincere interest in your success as a graduate.



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