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Published on Sunday, September 1, 2019
In September 2009, 181 women set the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Women’s Formation Skydive at Skydive Perris in California. Known as Jump for the Cause, the record event also raised more than $900,000 for breast cancer research. Skydiver and filmmaker Gulcin Gilbert produced the critically acclaimed documentary film “Pink Skies” about the jump and is now spearheading an effort to mark the anniversary of the record with a Skydiving Sisters Breast Cancer Awareness Solidarity Day in October.
Gilbert invites drop zones and skydiving groups around the world to conduct a one-day women’s skydiving event at any time in October to raise breast-cancer awareness, have fun and create a video clip to share. The type of event is up to the group creating it and can include a fundraiser for a local breast cancer charity, record events, competitions or just plain fun jumps. Each participating DZ will receive a copy of “Pink Skies” to screen at the event. Following the event, Gilbert will collect the clips and create a special video.
Those who wish to participate should contact Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each participating group will receive an event packet, a screening copy of “Pink Skies” and other information in September.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: September 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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