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Transporting Special Items
|Skydiving rigs with and without
Automatic Activation Devices (AAD) are permitted as a carry-on or as checked luggage.
Typically, a rig will move through the checked luggage or carry-on security screening process without need for physical inspection. However, the screeners have a duty to thoroughly inspect any item that raises suspicion. If screeners determine that it is necessary to open a rig for complete inspection, then the owner of the rig must be present and will be allowed to assist. For this reason, skydivers are advised to add at least 30 minutes to the airline's recommended arrival window when traveling with their parachute.
The following recommendations are made to assist skydivers traveling with parachutes:
Check the Parachute as Registered Luggage
Carry the Parachute on the Aircraft
Parachutists should thoroughly inspect their parachutes at their destination to ensure that it has not been tampered with or damaged in a manner that renders it unsafe.
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