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Published on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Larry K. Bagley, D-4522, passed away on March 27 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife Cindi, D-10889. "Bags," as he was known, left a legacy in skydiving that few have ever matched or ever will. Arrangements are pending.
In 1963 as a member of the Utah National Guard, he made his first military parachute jump, then made his first sport jump in 1965. Beginning in 1975, Bagley served on the USPA Board of Directors for 20 years, acting as president from 1981-1989. After retiring from the board in 1995, he served a succession of positions on the USPA staff, including director of government relations, deputy executive director and director of competition & special projects.
Bagley retired from USPA in 2011 and was quickly invited to become a trustee of the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame. In 2016 he was inducted into that Hall of Fame. Other honors include the 2003 recipient of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma and 2013 recipient of USPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Larry Bagley devoted his adult life to improving the sport of skydiving, and it was for that reason that USPA honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award,” said USPA President Jay Stokes. “Skydiving was changed for the better by Larry Bagley."
Author: USPA Staff
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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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