Balloon Rigger (619) Enlisted Personnel

Inspects, repairs, and maintains barrage balloons and balloon bed.
Attaches external and internal rigging to balloon. Rigs balloon internally to obtain proper rigidity when inflated. Adjusts pilot car and cable. Performs cordage, cable, and fabric work. Repairs envelope by applying patches and sewing breaks by machine or hand.
Equipment used includes straight and curved needles, rubber rollers, wire brushes, soldering iron, blow torch, files, cutting pliers, cable cutter, cable splicer, sewing machine, mallet, and vise.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Balloon Envelope Repairman