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Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Skydiving is in an era of progression. Camps outnumber boogies, millions of dollars pour into windy tubes that promise get-good-quick schemes, and there’s another world record attempt seemingly every other month. This is excellent. It is progression. But what is it often not? Fun. So where is the middle ground between the sketchy raft dives of a boogie and the seriousness of Nationals and the stress of receiving a golden ticket to the next record? Lookin’ to Build.
The event organizers invited jumpers of similar skill levels (so the lowest-level flyer wouldn’t feel left out and the most experienced wouldn’t feel responsible for generating every dive flow) to Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas, May 25-28 for the group’s second Lookin’ to Build event. They booked a nearby AirBnB with a large-screen TV and massive couch, where the participants watched footage of their jumps and concocted plans for the next day. The participants made 30 jumps (some with smoke brackets generously provided by SSK Industries) over the four days. Ninja photographer Daniel Angulo captured the action. Everyone pushed their creative boundaries, built stronger friendships and had a blast making it happen.
Author: Laura Wagner
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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