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Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Learfield IMG College, a brand-management firm, hosts an annual evening to recognize success within the company with awards known as “the Clydes” (named for founder Clyde Learfield). This year, Texas State Sports Properties, a part of Learfield IMG and the longtime media-rights holder for Texas State University, won a Clyde for Best Brand Solution due to its work with Skydive Spaceland–San Marcos in Fentress, Texas.
Texas State and Skydive Spaceland–San Marcos created a unique partnership. The skydivers, wearing Texas State football uniforms, starred in a video where they threw passes and tackled opponents in freefall. The Texas State mascot Boko the Bobcat even made an appearance. Texas State featured this video on social media and played it during football games. To top off the promotion, five skydivers delivered the game ball by parachute at two Texas State home games. Texas State Sports Properties accepted its Clyde Award on January 7 during a ceremony at Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight
Tags: April 2000 , April 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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