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Published on Saturday, September 1, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2019 Drop Zone Operators’ Conference, scheduled for Sunday-Monday, February 3-4, in Dallas, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The conference will take place in conjunction with the USPA Board of Directors meeting February 1-3 and the Parachute Industry Association Symposium February 4-8. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn all the latest on the DZ industry, from safety to aircraft to marketing topics. More information and the registration form are available on the USPA website at uspa.org/membership.
As always, we’d like to make the DZO Conference as valuable as possible for attendees, so if there are topics you’d like to see covered or if you have other ideas for the conference, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: September 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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