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Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019
Skydive the Falls in Youngstown, New York, hosted its first Skydive the Falls Fest September 13-15. The event was part boogie and part giveback to the fun jumpers and members of the local community who have been supportive of the new drop zone in its inaugural season. Activities included acrobatic rides over Niagara Falls and jumps out of a PT-17 Stearman biplane piloted by Chris Caruana of Windsor Aviation, helicopter jumps and—of course—a whole lot of skydiving. Food trucks, art demonstrations, live music from local artists and an evening catered by a local wine cellar and brewery rounded out the celebration. While the weather didn’t always cooperate, the event was nonetheless a success. Skydive the Falls looks forward to the 2020 Falls Fest, which promises to be even bigger and better.
Chad Share | D-38232
Cheektowaga, New York
Author: Chad Share
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: December 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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