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Published on Sunday, March 1, 2020
USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain, one of Europe’s largest drop zones, is now offsetting its carbon dioxide footprint by supporting certified climate-protection projects. As part of its social responsibility policy, the drop zone, whose aircraft fleet emits between 870 and 1,100 tons of carbon dioxide per year, has partnered with Klima Invest and the Care All Foundation to offset its emissions by investing in forest conservation projects in Brazil. As of January 1, all flights at the drop zone have become CO2 neutral, meeting the international Verified Carbon Standard.
Skydive Empuriabrava Management Team Member Juli Sargatal at email@example.com can provide interested jumpers with details about implementation of the project. Information on carbon-offset projects for drop zones is also available at klima-invest.de and careallfoundation.org.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: March 2020
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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