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Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
In July, the U.S. Army announced the retirement of Specialist First Class Matthew Davidson. Davidson, who entered the Army in 1992, served as a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Competition Team from 1993-2000 and 2002-2019. During his tenure, his teams won 60 medals at the USPA Nationals in 4-, 8-, 10-, 16- and 20-way formation skydiving (including 32 gold medals), and five gold and two silver medals in 8-way formation skydiving at the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Championships. His team held a retirement ceremony for him in Raeford, North Carolina, on July 31.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: October 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.
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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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