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Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019
The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum in Dayton, Ohio, joined other aviation organizations at the first Festival of Flight at Wright State University on October 5. The festival took place on Wright Brothers Day, which commemorates Wilbur Wright’s 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie in Dayton in 1905. The festival also celebrated the first intentional freefall jump, made by Leslie Irvin in 1919, and the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum hosted a display commemorating Irvin’s achievement. Curator Randy Zuercher and other volunteers helped visitors don parachutes, including modern skydiving gear and military escape parachutes. Andrew Kididis from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base demonstrated how a parachute works by using a model. He also inflated an eye-catching 28-foot round parachute for the spectators.
Visitors to the festival enjoyed displays, demonstrations, biplane and World War II aircraft flyovers, music, food and games. The city of Dayton plans for the festival to be an annual event.
Ann Armstrong-Ingoldsby | D-18967
Author: Ann Armstrong-Ingoldsby
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: December 2019
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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