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Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020
In early December, the British Parachute Association unveiled its new identity—British Skydiving—and introduced a new logo and website. Commenting on the rebrand, British Skydiving Chief Operating Officer Tony Butler remarked, “I’m delighted that we have rebranded as British Skydiving. It’s important that our brand works not just for existing members but for the wider public from where tomorrow’s members will come. And in spreading the word on our sport in the media, too. I believe we are the first of the sport parachuting national governing bodies across the world to rebrand from sport parachuting to skydiving. It will be interesting to see whether we are in the vanguard of what becomes a trend, in which case we might claim a British first!”
The website—britishskydiving.org—includes a new membership database that allows members to renew their membership and ratings online. It also contains information on Skydive the Mag and Skydive the Expo.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: January 2020
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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