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Published on Thursday, February 4, 2021
On February 3, the organizing committee for the 6th Dubai International Parachuting Championships informed USPA and other participating nations that it has postponed the event, originally scheduled for February 19-28, until December 7-18, 2021. The decision took many by surprise since the committee had decided just weeks earlier to continue the event as planned. In its statement, the committee remarked that the Government of the Emirate Dubai decided to disallow the 6th DIPC “because of the appearance of the highly infectious new mutation of COVID-19 in Great Britain (B.1.1.7.) and South Africa (B.1.351), which has meanwhile become widespread and is still spreading. Border closings followed, which have already been implemented in some countries, as well as further tightened entry and exit restrictions.”
The current U.S. Team will receive a refund of its entry fees. A new team—consisting of accuracy landing, 4-way formation skydiving and canopy piloting competitors—will attend the 6th DIPC based on the results of the October 2021 USPA National Championships at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Competition, Industry News
Tags: Top Three , February 2021
On October 23, Advanced Aerospace Designs issued reminders of approaching deadlines for compliance with its last two service bulletins.
PIA released Service Bulletin PSB-10092020 affecting after-market tandem main risers constructed with obsolete RW2 rings. All sport tandem main risers produced with RW2 rings, or equivalent sized rings, are affected regardless of the hardware manufacturer, the date of manufacture, the material type or the forging process used. This PSB does not affect "solo" main risers that use RW2 rings. Compliance is MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP.
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC (UPT) parachutes. This AD results from reserve pin covers (RPCs) catching on the parachute container flaps and preventing the reserve parachute from deploying. This AD requires modifying the RPC before the next parachute jump and replacing the RPC at the next reserve parachute packing. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to giving gifts of experiences instead of material things.
Strong Enterprises issued Service Bulletin #35 mandating inspection of the 3-ring attachment on tandem drogues manufactured between June 22, 2020, and February 2, 2021 whose last three digits of the serial numbers between 625 and 714. Status is MANDATORY. Compliance is IMMEDIATE – before the next jump.
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