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Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The Maytown Sport Parachute Club held its annual Fun Meet on August 17, about two months later than usual due to poor weather in June. Club Training Officer Ann Ross and Club Treasurer John Stepanchak were the judges. After the competition, participants enjoyed a potluck picnic (with the club providing burgers and sausages), and a band provided entertainment.
Due to construction near the club’s pea gravel pit, a painted area on the grass served as the target for two accuracy classes. Club President Jeff Selway won the over-200-jump class, while Vice President Alan Ressler took second, and Safety Officer Josh Schlaline took third. Taking fourth in unique style was tandem instructor Eric McCullough, who made all three rounds with a novice jumper in the student harness. Keith Staub won the under-200-jump class, and his first-round score of 0.68 meters was the best score of that round in either class.
In the 4-way speedstar scrambles, the team consisting of Joe Neff, Terry Ross, Schlaline and Staub took first, and Jedd Berntheizel, Joe Havrilla, Blaine Schlaline and Jerry Smith took second.
Cheryl Whitford | D-5164
Author: Cheryl Whitford
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: October 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.
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