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Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The USPA Membership Services Committee is currently seeking nominations for three of its service awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award (a maximum of one recipient annually), the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service (up to three recipients annually) and the Regional Achievement Award (up to five recipients annually).
Members can download the award criteria and complete nomination instructions in the Skydiver’s Information Manual Section 8-1. According to the SIM, when submitting nominations, nominators must:
A. Identify the nominee, including address and telephone number.
B. Prepare the citation in 30 words or less capturing the essence of the achievement for which the nominee’s name hasbeen submitted.
C. In 100 words or less, give complete, concise details justifying the award to the nominee, with pertinent background information to assist the committee.”
Please submit nominations by June 30 so that USPA Headquarters staff has a chance to organize them prior to the summer USPA Board of Directors meeting that starts on July 10 in Nashville, Tennessee. Achievement and Service Awards Nomination Form is available for download at uspa.org under the Awards section of the Membership tab. Members may send nominations either via email to Director of Membership Services Stephanie Seidel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to USPA Director of Membership Services, 5401 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call, Membership Services
Tags: 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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