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Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018
Grace Dobosz, C-47029 and a video editor, founded the Wild Women Film Collective to spread the word about women in skydiving and other extreme sports. The group officially launched during the Chicks Rock Boogie at Skydive Elsinore in California on October 5. The collective announced its upcoming film festival and debuted its first short-film submission—“Moms in Skydiving” by Sophee Hillyard—at the event.
The Wild Women Film Collective’s 2019 festival will give women a place to share their stories. Film makers must submit their entries online before July 31, 2019, to be considered for prizes in the 2019 competition. “This festival will give badass women in extreme sports a way to tell their own stories,” says Dobosz. “We want to highlight women who have overcome obstacles and empowered themselves to become bigger than they thought they could be.”
In addition to creating the festival, the Wild Women Film Collective offers advice and guidance on both the technical and the creative aspects of making a short film. The collective currently offers access to 15 skydivers with years of music, storyline-writing and multimedia experience who are ready to help contestants create their short films.
More information about the Wild Women Film Collective and submission to the festival is available at wildwomenfilmcollective.com
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: December 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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