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Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Skydive Elsinore in California hosted its hot summer boogie, the 11th Karlfornia Boneanza—Trailer Trash Bash, July 26-28. The temperatures soared during the event, but the DZ provided many opportunities to cool off on Caravan, Twin Otter and Skyvan loads. Formation skydiving, freefly and wingsuit load organizers kept everyone in the air and having fun. Jumpers also enjoyed plenty of unusual jumps, including high-altitude, hula-hoop, pass-the-chicken and the ever-popular get-the-condom-on-the-banana jumps. A Slip ‘N Slide in the landing area was also good for laughs.
Evenings brought cooler temperatures for the after-hours parties, which included DJ Moo providing music, beer pong, chicken-poop bingo and a costume contest with a ProTrack donated by Larsen & Brusgaard as first prize. The boogie’s highlight was the Sunday afternoon naked race for a jumpsuit donated by LiquidSky Sports. This year’s winner, Caleb Brown, left his competitors in the dust.
Mary SantAngelo | D-9944
Author: Mary SantAngelo
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: October 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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