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Published on Monday, July 1, 2019
On May 16-19, Skydive Elsinore in California—one of the few drop zones with a lakefront view and enough outs to host canopy formation events—hosted its Kick Off to Summer canopy formation (aka canopy relative work or CRW) boogie. Eric and Linda Gallan put together the boogie with the help of jump organizers Jason Smith and Kyle Taylor. Michael Tomaselli provided video for the event.
Twenty jumpers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the U.S. came together just to have fun banging nylon with each other. There was no agenda to build the biggest or baddest formation; this small boogie was about the fun and joy of CRW. New jumpers (“CRW pups”) and seasoned jumpers (“CRW dawgs”) built multi-point formations that challenged everyone’s skill sets.
Smith initially worked with the more experienced jumpers while Taylor took up the pups, but by the middle of the first day, the groups combined. Doug Pyra and Leela Schrayter made their first CF jumps, while Amanda Bilsev, Jacob Cobgill, Benjamin Dumazel, David Hudson, Nicholas Kent and Curtis Shaw made their first night CF jumps. On Saturday night, Kaci McCulloch provided a nice catered meal, and the CRW dawgs enjoyed some well-earned brews and told tall tales that the CRW pups could now add to. Although wind and rain on Sunday cut the weekend short, every dawg had their day in the skies over Lake Elsinore.
Michael Tomaselli | D-18530
Author: Michael Tomaselli
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Tags: July 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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