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Published on Sunday, April 1, 2018
On February 3 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, 18 jumpers set two Skydivers Over Sixty state records, one of which also qualified as a Parachutists Over Phorty Society record. Carol Jones and Steve Woodford organized the event, which more than 40 SOS members attended. William Anderson, Richard Baynton, Robert Compton, Tom Corl, Bill Fridberg, Jerry Gleim, Gary Greer, Lew Hart, Alice Hicks, John Hicks, Stan Kay, David Robinson, Craig Seasly, Perry Stone, Butch Van Lewis, Ed VanDerPas, Kevin Vetter and Steve Woodford first set an Arizona SOS Record for Largest Two-Point Formation Skydive and on the next jump went back up and set the Arizona SOS and POPS Record for Largest Three-Point Formation Skydive. Yoann Perrier flew video for the group.
Carol Jones | D-17918
Author: Carol Jones
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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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