Excessive Urethane Coating on Spectra Reserve Ripcord
Retractable Y-Strap Modification to Tandem Student Harness
Reserve Staging Loop with support washer
Aviacom Argus AAD installation approval in United Parachute Technologies products (UPT)
Inspection of the top diagonal attachment point on all Vector 3
SUBJECT: Inspection of the top diagonal attachment point on all Vector 3 Sport and SE Student Harness/Container Systems. STATUS: Advisory
BACKGROUND: It was reported that a student jumper after pulling at a planned altitude of 5000', experienced a very hard opening and broke the upper double zigzag stitching that holds the diagonals in place and tore most of the ring cover off (See Fig1). This allowed the large ring riser attachment to be pulled far away from its normal position, deforming the over the shoulder section of padding and in turn pulled the RSL lanyard releasing the reserve pilot chute.
Tandem Loop Style Reserve Ripcords
Inspection of Tandem VTC-III reserves (VR-360) A Line Attachments and Steering Lines.
VR360 - Performance Designs Service Bulletin # 002 & United Parachute Technologies Service Bulletin # 230505
Capewell Supplied Pin/Ripcord Mandatory Test due to (3) reports from (3) customers of (4) ripcord pins that broke. All (4) pins were reported to have broken under very low force
Skyhook RSL Inspection
Double-Ended Drogue Release Riser Closing Loop
Amp Fitting (with grommet) on Breakaway Housings - Revision B
Vector Tandem Diagonal Zigzag Inspection & Reinforcement
Automatic Riser Release Lanyard Installation; "Collins Lanyard"
Proper Deactivation of the RSL on a Vector Tandem