Reserve repack2022-01-24T20:22:25+00:00

Make sure your reserve is checked and repacked every year

We repack all types of reserves

How much does a repack cost?

What’s involved?

Round or square

  • Tandem reserve £80
  • If you detach your reserve and send it to us in the deployment bag, the cost is £5 less.


  • Brake handles checked and reset
  • If you detach your reserve and send it to us in the deployment bag, the cost is £5 less.
Check deployment2018-12-21T17:46:05+00:00

The first step is to carefully deploy the reserve and make sure everything works as it should:

  • Do the pins release easily?

  • Does the reserve come out without needing too much force?

  • Are the bridle and lines long enough to allow a good swing without the mouthlock releasing?

  • Do the lines slip out of the mouthlock easily?

  • Does the deployment bag fall off readily?

If we encounter difficulty at any stage, we fix it

Examine for damage2018-12-21T17:52:04+00:00

Before hanging the reserve out to air, we carefully examine the lines and canopy to make sure there’s no evidence of damage or contamination. Reserves can inflate very sharply, creating a significant shock loading, so any signs of weakness are taken seriously. We also check the condition of the bridles, maillons, O rings, deployment bag and handle, and the harness compartment or front mounted container.

Air thoroughly2018-12-21T17:20:22+00:00

Layers of damp fabric can stick together, with the potential to delay the opening of the reserve. We hang the reserve up to air until it is thorougly dry before repacking

Repack carefully2018-12-21T17:14:07+00:00

Care is taken to follow the manufacturer’s instructions meticulously and reproduce the packing method used when the reserve was certified


It’s vital that the reserve is compatible with the harness or front mounted container to ensure a swift and easy deployment. So we check to make sure that:

  • The reserve folds comfortably into the deployment bag

  • The lines slip out of the mouthlock easily

  • The bridles and maillons are in good condition

  • The bridle and lines are long enough to allow a good swing without the mouthlock releasing

  • The reserve comes out easily without needing too much force

  • The pins release readily

Book now for a one week turnaround

We can arrange collection and return by courier

Reserve repack FAQ

How do I get my kit to you?2020-10-24T14:39:55+00:00

You’re welcome to drop your kit in with us during our working hours, but most pilots use a courier. You can do that yourself, or we can arrange one for you. Let us know when you book in and we’ll make the arrangements.  Our courier can collect from either your home or work address, and the charge for most UK addresses is £25. Alternatively you can drop your kit off at one of 2,500 DPD shops (find one here) for £15.

To use either service you must box up your kit to minimise the risk of damage or loss in transit. Equipment send by our courier is covered in transit up to £3,000 by our insurance.

How does the Aerofix courier collection work?2019-07-18T11:21:49+00:00

We use DPD Local to collect from and deliver to addresses in the UK. If you ask us to collect your kit, we can make arrangements for DPD to collect from your home or work address on any working day. Alternatively you can drop your kit off at one of 2,500 DPD shops (find one here).

You will need to put your kit in a cardboard box no larger than 1.0m x 0.7m x 0.6m for protection in transit. The maximum weight for one box is 20kg for collections from a DPD shop, and 25kg otherwise.

On the day of collection from your home or work address, DPD should email and text you to let you know the one hour window within which they will make the collection. Their driver will arrive with a sticky label to go on the box and ask for a signature.

How much is the courier charge for collection and return?2020-10-24T14:46:51+00:00

We can arrange a collection to get your kit to the workshop, and there are two options:

  • Our courier can collect from your home or work address during working hours. This costs £25 for most UK mainland addresses for shipments up to 25kg

  • If you drop off your kit at one of the 2,500 DPD shops across the country (find one here), the cost is £15 for a box weighing up to 20kg

Return to you once the work is complete costs £20 for most UK mainland addresses for shipments up to 25kg

UK home or work address: collection and delivery charges

Area Weight limit (kg) Timing Collection Return
Most of the UK 25 Next day £25.00 £20.00
Highlands 10 Two days £37.50 £25.00
Isle of Wight 10 Two days £37.50 £25.00
Scottish islands 10 Two days £44.50 £27.25
Isle of Man 10 Two days £44.50 £27.25
Norther Ireland 10 Two days £44.50 £27.25
Channel Isles 10 Two days £44.50 £27.25

Scottish Highland postcodes are AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41 and PH49-51

Scottish Islands postcodes are HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44 and ZE1-4

How do I pay you?2018-12-21T13:03:02+00:00

When we’ve completed the work on your kit, we’ll email your service report and invoice. Your invoice will detail how you can pay online by card or bank transfer. Once you’ve paid we’ll finalise arrangements to get your kit back to you.

If you’re planning to pick up from the workshop, you can pay when you’re here either by card or cash.

If we have to order anything in specifically for you, we may ask you to pay for that item in advance.

How much does a reserve repack cost?2022-01-24T19:44:09+00:00

To repack a square or PDA (pulled-down-apex or round) reserve and reinstall it into your harness or front mounted container costs £65. For a Rogallo the cost is £95. If you detach your reserve and send only the inner container, the cost is £10 less.

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