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Published on Saturday, September 1, 2018
On Saturday, July 14, the U.S. Parachute Association became the official Host Country Affiliate of the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame. The USPA Board of Directors made the decision to become a partner of the museum by committing to donate $25,000 per year for the next six years to the museum’s fundraising efforts.
As the Host Country Affiliate, USPA will be able to prominently display a banner at the museum and share information with museum visitors about USPA Group Member drop zones, national records and awards recipients, and USPA members will receive discounts on admission and other items.
USPA’s decision shows its continued dedication to the International Skydiving Museum’s efforts to build its facility. This latest commitment will bring USPA’s total contributions to the museum to nearly $300,000 in both monetary and in-kind support over a 25-year period.
“USPA believes strongly in the museum’s potential to not only capture the rich history of our sport for future generations, but also to introduce more people to skydiving and increase both participation in the sport and USPA membership,” commented USPA President Jay Stokes.
“The International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame is thrilled to have USPA on board as the Host Country Affiliate,” remarked the museum’s president, Curt Curtis. “USPA’s contributions are helping us make great strides toward our goal, and we hope more countries around the world will follow suit and make the museum a truly international effort.”
More information about the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame and its fundraising efforts is available at skydivingmuseum.org.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: September 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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