Rigging Zone
Experienced skydivers

Rigging Zone

Our mission

The Rigging Zone is more than a physical place or loft where our team of professional riggers work. It also acts as an educational platform that provides an environment where skydivers (from beginners to experts) can consult us for advice related to purchasing and selling gear as well as the maintenance, inspection and repair of their equipment. Of course, our riggers can make most types of repairs, but they are also trained to offer answers and to help anyone who needs assistance with their equipment. Their goal is to promote and share knowledge related to skydiving equipment and safety.

In the last year, we have enriched our team of professional riggers, which enables us to make our vision for the Rigging Zone a reality. We recently trained two FAA Senior Riggers who have been working full-time since October 2018, as well as two CSPA Riggers A and A1. They are now an integral part of our team of talented riggers, some of whom have been with us for many years.

To make sure we offer the best services possible, we also purchased top of the line sewing equipment and planned for a complete rigging loft at each of our drop zones. Finally, we work in collaboration with Mobility Lab, a renowned industry leader in the field of military equipment, and have the support of an additional FAA Senior Rigger and an FAA Master Rigger who show extensive experience with all types of equipment.

The Rigging Zone services are offered at our three skydiving centres:

  • Parachute Montreal North Shore, Saint-Esprit, Quebec
  • Parachute Montreal South Shore, Farnham, Quebec
  • Parachute Ottawa, Arnprior, Ontario

Services & prices

Our basic rates

  • Rigging Zone hourly rate | $50 per hour
  • Minimum charge | $20

Our services & prices

  • Reserve repack + reserve and container inspection | $80.00
    Optional: main parachute inspection and repack +$15
  • Main canopy reline (lines not included) | $200
  • Complete assembly of new equipment + main pack job | $125
  • Collapsible slider modification | $60
  • BOC pouch replacement | $55
  • Break-line replacement on main canopy | $50
  • Canopy patches (main and reserve) | $50 per hour
  • Equipment cleaning | $40
  • Main canopy inspection | $20
  • Soft link installation on risers (soft links non included) | $20
  • Pilot-chute kill line replacement | $20

Taxes are not included in the Rigging Zone prices.

If you need a repair or a service not listed above, contact us! Our riggers are experienced and flexible: they can accommodate most types of requests or can refer you to the right resource if necessary. For any service not listed above, the minimum charge or hourly rate will apply.

Purchase of equipment

If you wish to order your jump suit and/or your parachute with us, we can assist you in taking the right measurements.

Flexible service

Parachute Montreal can take care of bringing your equipment to a rigger of your choice if you request it. This means you could leave your equipment on the North Shore for a rigger working on the South Shore! If your usual rigger is not available and you want a quick service, we will simply assign the work to one of our other riggers who has the required experience and who is available at the time of your request.

Need rigging services?

Email us at espacegreage@parachutemontreal.ca or call us at 1 (877) 727-2685.

Our riggers

We have always worked with highly specialized and experienced coaches and instructors in order to offer the best, safest and most professional experience to all of our customers, whether they are first jumpers or experienced skydivers. It’s one of the main reasons why people choose to jump with us!

Our vision and objectives are the same when it comes to our rigging services. We understand the necessity of having well-trained riggers, and that is why we have concentrated our resources to build a strong, versatile and flexible rigging team for both our Parachute Montreal locations (Farnham and Saint-Esprit) and for Parachute Ottawa.

Our riggers are always available to repair, inspect and maintain your equipment. They can also give advice and answer any questions you may have about your skydiving equipment.

Our team

Gabrielle Prévost
FAA Senior Rigger
Parachute Montreal North Shore

Mathieu Fournier
FAA Senior Rigger
Parachute Montreal South Shore

Francis Desrosiers
CSPA Rigger A1
Parachute Montreal South Shore

Simon Bouchard
CSPA Rigger A1
Parachute Montreal South Shore

Corentin Bernaudin
CSPA Rigger A
Parachute Montreal North Shore

Marie-Eve Dazé
FAA Senior Rigger
Parachute Ottawa

Jake Mason
FAA Master Rigger
Parachute Ottawa

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to meet our riggers!

Experienced skydivers



Formation skydiving is a skydiving event where multiple skydivers attach themselves to one another by grabbing each other's limbs or by the use of grippers on their jumpsuit while free falling through the sky. The goal of this skydiving program is to build a formation of multiple divers arranged in a geometric pattern. During competitions, formation skydive teams consist of 4 or 8 people, and is filmed by a cameraman.


Freefly is the skydiving discipline which consists of flying in proximity to someone while sitting, head down or on an angle. The speed of freefall is an impressive 250 km/h or more. You can learn these disciplines with our experienced instructors who have been freeflying for a number of years. For personalized training, contact the employees of the manifest.


Vertical formation skydiving is a cross between formation skydiving and freeflying. In this discipline, the skydivers fly in formation during freefall in a sitting or head down position by taking grips on other skydivers. In competition, vertical formation skydiving is performed with a team of 4 plus a cameraman who films the sequence during freefall. Several of our instructors have won medals in this discipline during national and international competitions and will be pleased to coach you on what they know.


Artistic freefly is a discipline of creativity and expression. Two skydivers and a cameraman create a pre-determined choreography in freefall to provide a breathtaking spectacle. During competition, certain choreographies are required, while others are left to the team’s creativity.


Wingsuit is performed with a special jumpsuit in the form of a wing. The purpose of this discipline is to reduce vertical speed and convert this to horizontal speed. This helps the flyer to increase their freefall flight time considerably. Skydivers who practice wingsuiting are true birdmen !
Since Parachute Montreal is also a wingsuit school, you can be trained in formation wingsuit flying with our instructors who will help you discover this discipline in a safe environment. To register, contact the employees of the manifest.


Formation under canopy is equivalent to formation skydiving, but it is practiced under canopy rather than in freefall. Immediately after jumping out of the airplane, the skydivers will deploy their canopies, and fly as one in attached formations by grabbing other canopies with their feet and legs.


Canopy piloting, also known as swooping, is a discipline practiced under canopy and on landing. By making a low turn under canopy, the skydiver increases the vertical speed and transforms this speed into horizontal speed for landing. The idea is to glide the canopy as far as possible over the ground, often over a body of water to avoid a violent impact with the ground. This discipline is performed by experts, and requires an extreme mastery of canopy control.

Load organizers
Experienced skydivers

Load organizers

To help in your progression and improvement within the sport, regardless of your level, Parachute Montreal has at your disposal load organizers who are well known in the Canadian skydiving industry.

Whether you prefer Freefly, Formation Skydiving or Wingsuit, our objective is to help you make quality jumps in a safe environment, trained by skydivers who are amongst the best in the country.

On our team of load organizers, we have Andrew Toman and Al Nadeau, Canadian head down record organizers for 2012, 2014 and 2016; Yves Morisset, Sonia Santerre and Ron Gagné for belly organizing; Monika Wittmer, Mathieu Lebel and Benoit Lemay for freefly organizing; Ulysse Bélanger for wingsuit organizing and more.

Visit our Facebook pages (North Shore and South Shore) or check out our event calendar to view the organizers’ schedules. You can also always contact us.

Experienced skydivers

Event Calendar

Our team is working hard to plan events for the 2021 season, always considering the public health situation. More information coming soon!

Experienced skydivers

Gear rental

In order to meet the needs of skydivers who do not have their own equipment, we have available thirty new sets of gear designed for all levels. The canopies we use are the Navigator for students, and the Safire and Sabre 2 for experienced skydivers.

You would like to purchase your own equipment, but need to do some jumps on transition gear before downsizing to a smaller canopy? No problem! To help you transition safely, you will be able to use one of our seven gear rentals that contain a more advanced sport canopy with a wing size of 170 square feet.

To see equipment rental rates, click here. Gear rental includes parachute, jumpsuit, helmet, and altimeter.

Experienced skydivers


Parachute Montreal North Shore has built heated and air-conditioned rooms for you, directly on the drop zone, that you can rent for the duration of your stay. Whether you come for training or for an event, you will feel like you are at home. Please note that the rooms are only available on our North Shore dropzone in Saint-Esprit.

Bathrooms complete with showers are accessible 24 hours a day. You can use our barbecue to cook your meals, or enjoy the on-site restaurant before joining us for the evening fire. We also have complete bedding sets available for rent if necessary.

Experienced Skydivers


Rigging Zone - What does a reline include?

Coming soon!

Rigging Zone - What does the inspection of the main parachute include?

Coming soon!

Rigging Zone - What does a reserve repack include?

Coming soon!

Rigging Zone - What does the complete cleaning of the container and harness include?

Coming soon!

Can I purchase package jump tickets?

Yes, we sell different blocks of jump tickets with or without gear rental. For the prices, please contact the manifest.

What are the jump prices?

For licensed skydivers, the price of a solo jump without gear rental is $40 and the price of a solo jump including gear rental is $80. Taxes are included.

Do you have gear for sale?

Yes. You can purchase helmets, altimeters, audible-altimeters, batteries, camera equipment and more. We primarily sell new equipment, but sometimes we may have used gear available. If we do not have something in stock, we can order it for you. You can also order jumpsuits and parachutes from us.