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Daily Inspection

This inspection should be done every day before flying. An annual airworthiness inspection should be done by a proffesional. More thorough periodic inspections should be done on all equipment and should be performed if anything has occured. (Tree landings etc)
Canopy, Lines, Harness, Reserve, Helmet


Canopy: As you spread out your paraglider inspect the material for rips and tears. Inspect inside the cells looking for internal damage. Check the placard to make sure the paraglider is suitable. It must be of the right type and you must be within the weight range. (remember it is all up flying weight - the weight of you plus all the equipment)

Lines: Run your hands up the lines to check for damage. If the line is damaged the inner core of the line will show through as a white fluffy material. Check the maillons that attach the lines to the risers are secure. Check the brake line runs through the pulley cleanly and the knot is secure. Untangle any lines.

Harness: Check the harness is in an airworthy condition, that the straps do not have any excessive wear and tear. Periodically check the webbing under the seat board to ensure it is not worn. Check the buckles and Karabiners. (Karabiners should be replaced every 3 years)

Reserve: Check the reserve pin is in place and the handle is secure.
Caution: If the reserve pin is not checked it may deploy accidently and cause an accident. The reserve should be repacked every 6 months and should be less than 10 years old.

Helmet: Check it is airsports EN966 otherwise your insurance is invalid. It must fit properly and be fastened up so it can't slip off.