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Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018
On October 8 at Skydive Perris in California, Team Elite organizer Guy Wright put together a 33-way formation skydive that broke the Parachutists Over Phorty Society World Record for Largest Four-Point Formation Skydive. The jumpers achieved the record on their third attempt. The record holders are Andy Anderson, Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Mathieu Belanger, Robert Compton, David Dow, Jerry Elliott, Rick Epp, Boz Eralp, Ted Farnsworth, Kramer Fay, Mark Fosbury, Terje Frydenlund, Olvind Godager, Larenda Graham, Sandy Holland, Lee McMillian, William McMurry, Mika Miettinen, George Nisson, Linnea Norby, Bernardus Nordkamp, Kurt Henrik Olsen, Celine Pelletier, Douglas Pinkham, Rick Poplinger, Artur Romanczuk, Pete Scharrer, Mark Schrag, David Schrager, Aage Sorensen, Jean Szkaradek, Mary Tortomasi and Guy Wright. George Katsoulis flew video for the group. After the team set the record on the first day of the event, Wright put together more of his complex and fun sequential formations for the participants to complete in the following days. Those who would like information about future events, including record attempts, can find Wright’s POPS Team Elite page on Facebook.
George Katsoulis | USPA # 93010
Author: George Katsoulis
Categories: Five Minute Call
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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