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Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021
At its January meeting, the International Skydiving Commission of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (world skydiving’s governing body), continued its discussions regarding the fate of the 2020 (rescheduled to 2021) World Skydiving Championships Mondial in Russia in August. Although two major challenges—international travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions on the host country—are creating a measure of uncertainty, the ISC is actively working to hold the event as scheduled. The ISC will make its final determination in regard to COVID restrictions in April. In the meantime, the FAI is presenting a case to WADA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport that asks for exceptions to allow Russia to host the event since finding a new venue at this time is nearly impossible. The ISC will await confirmation from WADA on whether the Mondial can proceed, and USPA will alert competitors as soon as a determination occurs.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Event News, Industry News
Tags: Top Three , January 2021
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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