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Published on Sunday, September 1, 2019
There aren’t many drop zones located within 20 miles of one another, and of those, there are even fewer that support each other. But California drop zones Skydive Elsinore and Skydive Perris have set an example of neighborliness for many years. Every year, they host Dueling DZs, a friendly competition where 6-way formation skydiving teams (handicapped for parity) take off from their home DZ and land at the opposing DZ.
Nine teams participated in the event on July 20 this year. Skydive Elsinore was defending first place, a title it has held for all six years of the event, with some strong teams. Skydive Perris also put strong teams together, hoping to grab the plaque and first-place medal away from Elsinore. Despite Perris’ effort, Protected Six (Keith Conners, Chris Farina, Josh Hall, Max Savin, Brian Schroeder, Zack Winoker and John Legge on video) successfully defended Elsinore’s title. The Fresh Princes of Perris Air (Kevin Baker, Caleb Brown, John Cavin, Josh Fisher, Devon Gergen, John Schroeder and Danielle Barlow on video) took advantage of the handicap system and took second place. Perris team The Eagle Has Landed (Tom Allen, Bob Bonitz Steve Briggs, Cathy Coon, Terry Duplaise, Dan Pillasch and Kevin Kierce on video)—named in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing—took third.
Mary SantAngelo | D-9944
Author: Mary SantAngelo
Categories: Five Minute Call
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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