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Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
A 5-way enjoys the view over Melbourne Beach, Florida. Photo by Alexander Inglis.
Tribe of The Traveling Tiki held its Beach Boogie—officially a three-day demo event—July 10-12 in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Sixty-eight jumpers from around the country attended the event, which featured jumps from a Super Caravan and exclusively beach landings.
Tribe of the Traveling Tiki organizers Jeff Holmstock, Bill Flynn and Hans Rittinger worked with local, state and national agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, to make the event happen. The smooth and seamless cooperation of all the organizations involved resulted in 20 loads of skydives, three days of fun in the sun and a perfect safety record. Tribe of the Traveling Tiki is already planning its next themed boogie, the Skydiving Cowboys Rodeo.
Jeff Holmstock | C-45983
Lake Wales, Florida
Author: Jeff Holmstock
Categories: Event News, Five Minute Call
Tags: September 2020
9/1/2020 6:30 PM
Photo By Justin Silvia courtesy ChattanoogaSkydivingCompany.Com
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.
USPA 5401 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22407 (540) 604-9740 M-F 9am-5pm Eastern (540) 604-9741 firstname.lastname@example.org