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Published on Monday, April 1, 2019
Seven Hills Skydivers in Marshall, Wisconsin, once again hosted its annual ice jumps onto frozen Lake Mendota at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Sixteen jumpers participated this year, more than double the number of jumpers in 2018! Jump conditions were good (albeit brisk), with temperatures peaking at 16 degrees Fahrenheit in the afternoon.
Jumpers completed a variety of skydives, including formation, freefly and wingsuit jumps. With no ground winds and no snow cover for landings, jumpers slid on the frozen lake over great distances. Stand-up landings were an accomplishment! Jumpers from a variety of Wisconsin drop zones joined Seven Hills Skydivers for the event, including Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Skydive Milwaukee in East Troy, Skydive Wissota in Chippewa Falls and Wisconsin Skydiving Center in Jefferson.
A group effort made the event possible. Wonderful volunteers shuttled the jumpers from the lakefront Edgewater Hotel to the Wisconsin Aviation airport, which both offered packing space to the jumpers. Volunteers also stayed busy keeping the landing area clear. Skydive Milwaukee rented its Cessna 182 to Seven Hills for the event.
Seven Hills plans on hosting the event again in 2020. Those interested in participating can contact Seven Hills Skydivers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Harding | C-45592
Author: Alex Harding
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: April 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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