Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Another ATC Win for Skydiving!

Another ATC Win for Skydiving!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The action calls worked and it now appears that the needed FAA funding bill will pass without changes to the structure of air traffic control. “Once again, we thank our members who made the calls in defense of skydiving’s airspace needs,” said USPA Executive Director Ed Scott.

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Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!

Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This proposal would pull ATC out of the FAA and move it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where a new Management Advisory Council, populated with airline interests, would serve as the ATC board of directors.

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Vigil Releases Service Bulletin for Mandatory Compliance

Vigil Releases Service Bulletin for Mandatory Compliance
Friday, April 20, 2018

Advanced Aerospace Designs has released a Public Service Bulletin PSB-01-2018, regarding certain Vigil II and Vigil 2+ Automatic Activation Devices. The bulletin provides instructions for updating the firmware of affected units that can generate an error code during high-altitude jumps above 27,000 feet. Compliance is mandatory before any jump made from 27,000 feet, or higher, or by no later than May, 2020 for those with affected units who are not making any high altitude jumps.

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Celebration of Life Planned for Larry Bagley

Celebration of Life Planned for Larry Bagley
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A celebration of life for Larry K. Bagley has been scheduled for June 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Skydiving Luminary Larry Bagley Passes

Skydiving Luminary Larry Bagley Passes
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Larry K. Bagley, D-4522, passed away on March 27 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife Cindi, D-10889. "Bags," as he was known, left a legacy in skydiving that few have ever matched or ever will. Arrangements are pending.

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