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Published on Monday, August 3, 2020
The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member to fill an upcoming board vacancy that will be created when Albert Berchtold resigns his national director seat this fall to assume the executive director position at USPA Headquarters. In November, USPA will conduct a special election among all members to fill the remainder of Berchtold’s term, which ends just prior to the winter 2022 board meeting (likely in January or February 2022).
Beginning August 3, USPA is accepting submissions for those who wished to be placed on the ballot. Current USPA members in good standing who are at least 18 years of age and have at least two years of cumulative membership are eligible for the position. Those who wish to be placed on the ballot must submit the following required election materials to USPA Headquarters no later than 5:00 PM EDT, September 14, 2020:
Candidates must submit their Director Candidate Biography Form and photograph electronically at uspa.org/election.
The special election period will run for one month only, from November 2-30. Section 1-2.3 (C) of USPA's Governance Manual describes the duties of a USPA National Director.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Homepage, Industry News
Tags: August 2020 , BOD 2020 , Election 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.
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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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