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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018
"High over the Taft, California drop zone cameraman Bob Allen shoots the world's first twelve-man star (with a 13-man hookup). Bob was filming with 16mm color and the above photograph is a reproduction of a frame of the movies. The twelve-man star included (but not in order of exit and/or hookup) Lyle Cameron (base man), Willard "Scratch" Garrison (pin man), John Rinard, Clark Fischer, Jim Dana, Louie Paproski, Clarice Garrison, Sam Alexander, Terry Ward, Bill Newell, Jerry Bird, and Brian Williams. Donna Wardean, one of the two female jumpers on the lift, was the thirteenth "man" in the hookup. Although not recorded on film, the same group performed a thirteen-man star on the very next jump! Attempts for a 15-man star are now being undertaken. The Taft group and their "competitor" group from Elsinore DZ will give exhibition jumps during the 1968 National Parachuting Championships in Marana, Arizona."
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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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