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Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Skydive Danielson in Connecticut has been growing quickly since its purchase by Robert and Laura Morris in 2013. The drop zone, which flies a Grand Caravan, is also becoming a New England hub for canopy formation skydiving. The DZ has its own homegrown team, New England Wrapture; brings in world-class CF organizers; and encourages jumpers of all levels to participate in their first stacks and earn their 4-Stack Awards.
The weekend of June 1-3, the drop zone hosted the first New England CF Introductory Camp. Participants traveled from all over the region and as far as Maine and Canada to attend. On Friday evening, the organizers held a safety briefing, which jumpers of all experience levels attended. Over the rest of the weekend, challenging weather limited the number of CF jumps to five, but many talented newer jumpers still earned their 4-Stack Awards.
In addition to competing at the USPA Nationals, New England Wrapture will be traveling to various area drop zones throughout the season to help develop safe, confident canopy pilots and to spread CF in New England.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: August 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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