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Published on Friday, March 1, 2019
Jump for the Rose donated a record-shattering $70,000 to The Rose—a breast-cancer facility that provides healthcare to insured and uninsured men and women—at The Rose’s Christmas party on December 12 in Houston, Texas. Since 2010, Jump for the Rose has raised more than $230,000 for the facility. Founder Marian Sparks and the skydiving community, especially Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas—which hosts the annual JFTR Pinkfest Boogie—are very proud of the accomplishment.
USPA Gulf Regional Director Chuck Akers and Skydive Spaceland General Manager Steve Boyd accompanied Sparks to the event, where she presented the check to Dorothy Gibbons and Dixie Melillo, co-founders of The Rose. Sparks also recognized JFTR’s biggest 2018 contributors, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Silsbee, Texas, and Vermont Skydiving Adventures in Addison.
JFTR will continue to raise money for The Rose in 2019. Those who are interested in helping or hosting an event at their DZ can contact Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the October 5-6 Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston is available at jumpfortherose.org.
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Author: Marian Sparks
Categories: People, Five Minute Call
Tags: March 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.
USPA 5401 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22407 (540) 604-9740 M-F 9am-5pm Eastern (540) 604-9741 email@example.com