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Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
In May, Carl Rosander from Hayesville, North Carolina, became the 2,400th skydiver to join the growing ranks of Skydivers Over Sixty. Rosander began his skydiving journey by making two static-line jumps on June 29, 1986, in Mentone, Indiana. Over the years he earned D-11880 and his 2,000-Jump Wings. Rosander was also a static-line and IAD instructor, and his wife, Melanie, was originally one of his students. They have a daughter and three grandchildren.
Rosander’s 10-way speed formation skydiving team, Otter Chaos, competed in the USPA Nationals in 2002 and 2007 and placed 6th and 4th, respectively. He also loves big-ways and was part of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society Illinois 84-Way Record for Largest Formation Skydive, as well as other POPS records in Indiana and Ohio. He’s now looking forward to setting some SOS records. He currently calls Skydive Monroe in Georgia his home DZ.
SOS was founded in 1992 at the Paragators DZ in Florida when members of POPS who were all over age 60 flew a 10-way. The organization now has members in 30 countries. SOS members have contributed almost $30,000 to the U. S. Team Trust Fund. In addition, they’ve donated to the USPA Airport Access and Defense Fund and the Skydiving Safety Fund, as well as more than $5,000 to the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame. Jumpers can find more information about joining SOS at pops-usa.com.
Pat Moorehead | D-2962
Long Beach, California
Author: Pat Moorehead
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: July 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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