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Published on Monday, July 1, 2019
Red Bull is hosting the fifth edition of its Illume Image Quest photo competition—which incorporates all manner of imagery, including skydiving and BASE jumping—and is accepting submissions now through July 31. The competition includes 11 categories: Innovation by Sony, Best of Instagram by SanDisk, Creative by Skylum, Emerging, Energy, Lifestyle, Masterpiece, Moving Image, Playground, Raw and Wings. Photographers may submit two images per category. A judging panel of 50 international photo editors and digital experts will select the top 55 finalists (five in each category) and ultimately vote on the 11 category winners and one overall winner. The company is providing more than $100,000 in prize packages.
Red Bull will unveil the winners at an awards ceremony in November, and all finalist images will travel the globe as part of the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour in 2020. Official partners for the 2019 Image Quest include Sony, SanDisk, Skylum, Luminar 3 and COOPH. Full rules and additional information is available at redbullillume.com.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: July 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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