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Published on Sunday, September 1, 2019
June 1 marked the official inaugural weekend for Skydive the Falls, located at Shear Airport in Youngstown, New York, just minutes from Niagara Falls. Skydive the Falls operates a Cessna 206 for jumps to 12,000 feet. Jumpers enjoy views of the falls, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario during the climb to altitude. The DZ, owned by Jason Berger, Tom Neilson and John Huber, is a USPA Group Member. Jumpers and non-jumpers alike can stay at the Drop Inn, an AirBnB property onsite. Skydive the Falls offers tandem jumps, a full student program and welcomes licensed jumpers to fun jump at the DZ.
Chad Share | D-38232
Cheektowaga, New York
Author: Chad Share
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: September 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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