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Published on Friday, June 1, 2018
Skydive Atlas in Holdrege, Nebraska, recently won the Visionary Rising Star Award from the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce. The award goes to a Chamber member who has been in business five years or less and has demonstrated business success and community leadership.
Skydive Atlas opened in 2014 with a single aircraft and one tandem rig. The DZ has now grown to two aircraft and 10 tandem rigs. Based in a small town of fewer than 6,000 people, Skydive Atlas brings big tourism dollars to the area. The drop zone brings the most business from visitors two to three hours away than any other business in the town—estimated at some $110,000 per year. Additionally, Skydive Atlas often helps area charities in a variety of ways, including donating tandem jumps as raffle prizes.
DZO Sean Tillery accepted the award at the Chamber’s annual banquet on April 6. In addition to Tillery, a group of local jumpers attended the banquet to show their support.
Author: USPA Staff
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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