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Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The Maytown Sport Parachute Club in Marietta, Pennsylvania, held its annual Fun Meet June 16. The competition included three rounds of accuracy landing in two classes, one round of 4-way speed formation skydiving scrambles and, for the first time, a blindfolded packing competition, which was very entertaining to watch.
Jeff Ethreidge, Randy Persi and Brandon Moore took first, second and third respectively in the over-200-jump accuracy class, while Caleb Longmire, Marc Thomas and Matt Waller took the honors in the under-200-jump class. The next day, Father’s Day, Longmire passed his gold medal on to his father for being a gold-medal dad. Ann Ross and John Stepanchak judged the accuracy events.
This year’s scrambles event, which in the past was scored from the ground by judges using binoculars, featured in-air video for the first time. However, the rules specified no rejumps for camera problems, and one team suffered that penalty. Competitors Jesse Cisney, Joe Havrilla, Terry Ross and Shawn Upole took first place. In the blindfolded packing contest, John Miller took first, Brandon Moore took second, and Josh Schlaline took third. Miller initially scored in second place, but he jumped his pack job, which improved his score.
Author: Cheryl Whitford
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: August 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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