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Published on Monday, April 1, 2019
On Saturday, January 26, California DZs Skydive Elsinore and Skydive San Diego held a friendly competition revolving around the Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Awards. Jumpers earn an SCR—an award conceived of by Bill Newell in 1965—by participating in a star (aka round) formation consisting of eight or more jumpers. With the competition, the two DZs aimed to build camaraderie with their newer jumpers and get them their SCR numbers. The DZs competed in three areas: building the most SCR formations, building the first SCR formation and handing out the most SCR numbers.
Skydive San Diego must not have paid off the weather gods because winds kept them grounded until late Saturday. However, one 8-way team made it up and earned six new SCR members. The gang had so much fun on Saturday, they returned on Sunday just to get back into the air.
At Skydive Elsinore, the forecast called for winds, so the competitors rose early and were in the sky by 8:30 a.m. Two teams, both of which included 10 jumpers who were hunting for their SCRs, were successful on their first attempts. One team, an 11-way, held its formation for 11 seconds! Skydive Elsinore welcomed 20 new SCR members and came out on top of the battle, but everybody who earned their SCRs that day were winners.
Mary SantAngelo | D-9944
Author: Mary SantAngelo
Categories: People, Five Minute Call
Tags: April 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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