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Published on Friday, June 1, 2018
On June 1, USPA begins the process of having its members elect its 22-member board of directors for the 2019-2021 term. All USPA members in good standing who have a total of two years of accumulated membership and are at least age 18 on or before August 1 are eligible to run for one of the 14 regional director or eight national director seats. To be on the ballot, all candidates must submit the required election materials—including the Director Candidate Biography form, an acceptable photograph and a non-refundable $50 filing fee—to USPA Headquarters by the close of business August 1. The Director Candidate Biography form, available at uspa.org/election, must be completed and submitted electronically. The election period has changed from previous years and will now run for one month only, from October 1 through October 31. Section 3-1 of the USPA Governance Manual, which is available for free download at uspa.org, lists other important changes and additional deadlines. Those elected will take their seats at the first 2019 board meeting, February 1-3 in Dallas, Texas.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: June 2018
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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