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Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019
The Women’s Skydiving Network, an international network of more than 3,000 female skydivers, recently announced the launch of the WSN Pro team, an all-female skydiving demonstration team founded by professional skydivers Amy Chmelecki and Melanie Curtis. The team made its debut at the opening ceremony of the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events on October 7 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Six women trailing brightly colored smoke carried five event-inspired flags into the event.
WSN launched the WSN Pro team to help empower women and increase the number of females who skydive. The organization feels that there is a need for more women instructors, role models and mentors and hopes to inspire that growth. “We are beyond thrilled to launch the WSN Pro demonstration team,” Chmelecki said. “This is our opportunity to take the skills we’ve developed in competition and share them with a wider audience. We want women around the world to see that the sky’s the limit in what women can accomplish.”
More information about the Women’s Skydiving Network and the WSN Pro demonstration team is available at womeninskydiving.org, by searching for “Women’s Skydiving Network” on Facebook and @WomensSkydiving on Twitter and Instagram.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Gear & Industry Spotlight, SIS
Tags: December 2019
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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