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Published on Monday, June 1, 2020
On April 15, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (the World Air Sports Federation) announced that its Executive Board named Markus Haggeney as the new FAI Secretary General. Haggeney, whom the FAI appointed acting secretary general last year, formally accepted the position. A native of Germany, Haggeney competed internationally in ballooning championships and then became an event organizer, official and director. He joined the FAI as sports and events director in 2014. In that capacity, he successfully drove air sports forward and cultivated ties with Federation stakeholders.
Haggeney said, “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to take up this new challenge. With the FAI office, and in collaboration with all the FAI community, the objective is now to ensure that FAI gets stronger and stronger as an organization. Stabilization and consolidation are the key words for the times ahead.”
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: June 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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