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Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018
On the morning of March 26, 1997, news media worldwide featured photos like this one with the story of a former U.S. President making a skydive the day before. The story and the photos of a skydiving former president received “above the fold” prominence in most newspapers and media reports around the world and was seen by tens if not hundreds of millions. President George H.W. Bush went on to make four more jumps, his last on his 90th birthday in 2014. He knew why we jump; he was truly one of us. We mourn his passing this past Friday. Blue skies, Mr. President. (An upcoming Parachutist will recount President Bush’s involvement in skydiving.)
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Parachutist, Homepage, Industry News
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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