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Published on Monday, October 1, 2018
One hot summer day back in 2008, Karl Gulledge, the owner of Skydive Elsinore in California, decided it was time to throw a party. He wanted a big celebration with a water slide; hoop, banana and rubber-chicken jumps; a Slip ’n’ Slide in the landing area; and a party in the evening with a luau theme. And that’s just what the Karlfornia Boneanza—this year held July 27-29—has become.
Temperatures in Southern California were hitting above the 100-degree mark in late July, so the boogie-goers were anxious to make some skydives and keep cool while doing it. Skydive Elsinore provided that opportunity by flying all three of their aircraft: a Caravan, Twin Otter and Skyvan. Jumpers even had the opportunity to use the Slip ‘n’ Slide installed in the Skyvan for an unusually fun exit, generally done as a train. Organizers put together hybrid skydives and hula-hoop jumps and held a contest to see who could put a condom on a banana in freefall in the fastest time. Freefly organizers Chris Dare and Christopher Patz from team Hawks got into the act by organizing rubber-chicken jumps.
Evenings brought cooler temperatures for the after-hours parties with beer pong on Friday evening and dancing to music provided by D.J. Moo on Saturday.
Mary SantAngelo | D-9944
Author: Mary SantAngelo
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: October 2018
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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