Bill Sharp has been a BPA Rigger Examiner since 1994 and is a regular, reasoned and fair contributor to the BPA Riggers Committee. His lack of commercial bias is notable and he is quick to spot anomalies between proposals, ethics and the BPA regulations.
He was the full-time rigger for the British Army Joint Services Parachute Centre at the Rhine Army Parachute Association (RAPA), Bad Lippspringe, Germany, for over 20 years as well as a BPA Advanced Instructor Examiner. Since 2003 Bill has been running Rigging Courses at RAPA and has run 12 courses to date.
He has qualified 32 Basic Riggers, 34 Parachute Riggers, 5 Advanced Riggers, and 3 Rigger Examiners for the BPA. All of this was done for the benefit of the BPA with no financial consideration being taken by Bill for his own efforts. Bill’s purely selfless high focus approach has therefore produced more than half of the current BPA riggers and raised the overall standards of both BPA rigging and rigging courses.