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Published on Thursday, March 1, 2018
The eighth annual Jump for the Rose Pinkfest Boogie in the fall of 2017 was the best so far! The skydiving community raised $31,000, which it presented to the Rose—a non-profit clinic that provides breast cancer care to all, regardless of their ability to pay—on December 13. The Rose helped event organizer Marian Sparks in her time of need in 2009, and she created Jump for the Rose as a way to give back. So far, JFTR has raised more than $157,000 for the Rose since its start in 2010.
The JFTR Board of Directors—Vice President Leah Blache, Secretary Ginger Snowden, Treasurer Gwen Murillo and Event Coordinator Robin Williams, along with President Sparks—presented the check to CEO Dorothy Gibbons and Dr. Dixie Melillo, founders of the Rose. Special guests included USPA Gulf Regional Director Chuck Akers, wingsuit organizer Mike Swearingen and Maggie Burkett with Sam’s Club. Big Air Sportz; Larsen & Brusgaard; Performance Designs; Skydive Spaceland—Houston in Rosharon, Texas; Trinity Bay Tactical; Velocity Sports Equipment and many individual donors supported the efforts.
Jump for the Rose’s motto is, “Skydive, have fun, give back.” It has scheduled its 2018 Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in October. More information about the organization and its annual boogie is available on its Facebook page and at jumpfortherose.org.
Marian Sparks | D-29599
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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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