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Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sharon Har-Noy Pilcher and Luis Prinetto—who have 38 years in the sport and more than 26,000 jumps between them—recently founded Modern Skydiving Concepts to provide skydiving information and programs to jumpers who don’t have easy access to the knowledge that is available. The company offers a variety of programs geared toward skydivers of all skill levels, from AFF graduates to coaches, organizers and instructors. The program’s goal is to fill in gaps in jumpers’ knowledge of fundamental concepts and increase implementation of safe and efficient principles for skydivers and skydiving operations.
One of their flagship programs is a two-day workshop about leading and participating in movement jumps, which gives attendees the tools they need to make informed decisions. This workshop provides a platform for experienced angle flyers to share thoughts, answer questions and improve their overall skydiving skills. It includes classroom theory and a chance for the participants to practice what they’ve learned by planning and leading a jump. Those who simply want to learn more about movement jumps but don’t feel ready to lead a jump are still welcome to participate.
In addition to their current programs, Pilcher and Prinetto will soon offer courses and safety seminars for load organizers and experienced jumpers, as well as recently licensed jumpers. They also offer consulting services for DZs and event organizers regarding operations and dealing with the constant changes in the sport. Jumpers can find out more information by emailing Prinetto at Luis@teamfly4life.com or Pilcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the group’s Facebook page.
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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