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Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
On June 17—Father’s Day—expecting parents Jared Jorgenson and Julie Girard announced the gender of their baby during a jump at Skydive Kapowsin in Shelton, Washington. Luke Aikins, a local skydiver and member of the Red Bull Air Force, took possession of a secret envelope that revealed the baby’s gender and rigged the appropriately colored smoke bomb (blue for boy, red for girl) to Jorgenson for him to release under canopy while flying next to Girard. As the pair flew their canopies and Jorgenson popped the canister, revealing red smoke, they yelled, “It’s a girl!” as friends and family cheered below.
The expectant parents landed to many hugs, kisses and tears of joy. Baby Madison Marie Jorgenson is due December 9. Girard is not sure when she’ll take a break from skydiving, but she does know that once she’s recovered from the delivery she’ll be back in the sky.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: August 2018
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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