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Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The USPA Board of Directors rescheduled its summer meeting and USPA General Membership Meeting, originally set for July 10-12, to September 18-20. The location—the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt—has not changed. The general membership meeting will take place on Friday, September 18, at 7 p.m. All USPA members in good standing are invited to attend. The latest event information is available at uspa.org/bod.
Due to the rescheduled meeting, the deadline to nominate jumpers for USPA service awards—the USPA Lifetime Achievement, Meritorious Service and Regional Achievement Awards—has changed to August 30. Skydiver’s Information Manual Section 8-1.3 contains information on the awards and the nominating process. Nomination forms are available at uspa.org/downloads.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: July 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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