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Published on Friday, June 1, 2018
Katie Hansen and Roberta Mancino teamed up to host the no-stress Ladies Sequential Weekend April 7-8 at Skydive Perris in California. With help from Daniel Croft, Bryan Gile, Chad Ross and David Wybenga, 18 ladies formed three groups on day one to fly freefly formations just for fun. Although weather put a damper on afternoon jumping, a few die-hards didn’t hit the patio of the Bomb Shelter Bar and were able to squeeze in one more jump before heading to nearby iFly Oceanside for an hour of tunnel time. After tunnel, the ladies enjoyed dinner, drinks and birthday cake before retiring for the evening.
Sunday morning’s marine layer didn’t seem hopeful, but it cleared, and the ladies decided to combine groups for a couple of bigger-ways. The first included a mixed base with stingers. During the second jump, everyone stayed head-down. As participants headed home, the groups dwindled, but that allowed more movement within the skydives. Hansen led angle dives while Mancino led jumps that threw dynamic and belly points into the dive flow. Collectively, the ladies agreed that a weekend free from training and stress was necessary and enjoyable!
Author: Chazi Blacksher
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: June 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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