EQUIPMENT

New Bulletins 2017/2016

2017 September 15th APF SB 021201 Rev B Parachute equipment that has been packed overseas 

2017 July 18th APF SB 081014 - Rev C Standard For Emergency Personnel Parachutes  

2017 July 1st APF SB 060307-E Parachutist Single Point Restraint [Installation instructions (Ver 3) for P/N G025]  

2017 June 2nd German Parachute Federation (DFV) Technical Communication 06/2017 re Soft-Links

2017  February 6th Mars M2 Information Bulletin re Amendment to Maintenance section 7.4 of Mars M2 Manual

2017 January 30th. Advanced Aerospace Designs Product Advisory ADV-01-2017 Battery Replacement Vigil AADs

2017 January 26th Airtec newsletter re CYPRES maintenance and service life


 

2016 November 16th. Parachute Systems PSB 2016-02 Sports Vortex containers reserve closing flap.

2016 November 1st. Rigging Innovations SB 1559 Termination of support TALON 1 P/N 4111-(1) & TELESIS 1 P/N 4113-(1) 

2016 September 30th MarS SB M2 AAD Cutter Replacement

2016 September 26th SIFE SB 2016-002 RAX-RSL system 

2016 August 30th SBAPF071206-H Flotation Equipment (Rev H)

2016 July 11th Zodiac Aerosafety Systems SB-Atom-25-002 cordura fabric

2016 June 27th SIFE SB 2016-001 Rev 1 Mini d-handle

2016 April 27th Advanced Aerospace Designs (AAD) Info Bulletin re Vigil AAD Battery Replacement Reminder 

2016 January 4th Parachute Systems PSB 2016-01 UPDATE! Stainless steel mini base ring - Vortex containers. Grounding.

 

Service Bulletins

While every effort is made to maintain and update this list, the APF makes no claims that it is either definitive nor exhaustive. Users are advised to contact the manufacturers/federations/aero clubs/regulatory bodies, directly to ensure they have the most up-to-date information on the parachuting equipment they are working with.

Where a document has not been found available, the bulletin referenced will not include a link to that document.

The APF appreciates being provided with any new bulletins. To submit, contact the APF Technical Officer. Contact

If any links are found to be broken, please also advise the APF Technical Officer.

Contents

  1. APF - Deployment Devices - General
  2. APF - Hardware/Risers/Releases - General
  3. APF - Licensing - General
  4. APF - Parachute Canopies - General
  5. APF - Parachuting Harnesses - General
  6. APF - Ripcords - General
  7. APF - Standards - General
  8. Advanced Air Sports
  9. Adventure Loft
  10. Aerodyne
  11. Air-Pol
  12. Airtec
  13. Altico (see Peregrine Manufacturing Inc)
  14. Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority - CASA
  15. Austrian Aero Club
  16. AVA Sports Ltd
  17. Aviacom SA
  18. BASIK Air Concept
  19. British Parachute Association LTD
  20. Bruggemann GmbH
  21. Canadian Sport Parachuting Association Technical Bulletins
  22. Capewell Components
  23. DJ Associates
  24. KNVvL RNAA Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Association - parachuting department
  25. Eagle Parachute Incorporated
  26. European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) Airworthiness Directives
  27. Fallschirm Buchesein/Hermesdorf GbR
  28. Federal Aviation Administration of the USA (FAA)
  29. French Parachute Federation
  30. FXC Corporation
  31. Firebird GmbH & Company (Previously Performance Variable)
  32. Flite Line Systems (see Trident Harness & Container, Inc)
  33. GQ Defence Equipment Ltd (GQ now merged with Irvin)
  34. GQ Security Parachutes (GQ now merged with Irvin)
  35. Glide Path International
  36. IPC Technical & Safety Committee (FAI)
  37. Irvin-GQ Ltd
  38. Jump Shack
  39. MarS
  40. Mirage Systems International (also see Sky Supplies)
  41. NZ Aerosports
  42. NZ Parachute Industry Association
  43. National Parachute Industries
  44. North American Aerodynamics
  45. Para-Flite Incorporated (Now Airborne Systems
  46. Para-Phernalia Inc
  47. Parachute Industries of Southern Africa (PISA), (now Aerodyne Systems Pty Ltd)
  48. Parachute Industry Association (PIA)
  49. Parachute Shop S.A
  50. Parachute Systems
  51. Parachutes Australia
  52. Parachutes de France (Zodiac Aerospace))
  53. Paratec
  54. Performance Designs Inc
  55. Pioneer Parachute Company
  56. Precision Aerodynamics
  57. Rigging Innovations
  58. Roochutes Australia
  59. SIFE
  60. SPEKON
  61. SSE Enterprises
  62. SSK Industries (Stewart Systems) also the Airtec Cypres servicing dealer in the US
  63. Sky Supplies (also see Mirage Systems International)
  64. Skydive Gunter (Germany)
  65. Stratos 07 s.r.o
  66. Strong Enterprises
  67. Sun Path Products
  68. Sunrise Rigging (Wings)
  69. Thomas Sports Equipment (TSE)
  70. Trident Harness and Container, Inc
  71. United Parachute Technologies (was RWS & 3-Ring Inc.)
  72. Velocity Sports Equipment
  73. Vigil AADs

APF - Deployment Devices - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Policy For Parachute Canopy Bridle Cords APF RAC601A
1st November 1985
Static-Line Assisted Pilot Chute Deployment APF RAC603A
1st December 1988
APF Lanyard Release - Student Piggybacks APF RAC810B
1st October 1988

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APF - Hardware/Risers/Releases - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
APF Policy for the use of 'speed links' in personnel parachute applications APF RAC801A
1st November 1985
APF Policy for the use of 'rapide links in personnel parachutes APF RAC802A
1st November 1985
MS70101 warning notice APF RAC805B
1st July 1988
Type 17 (1") risers with reserve static line configuration APF RAC815A
28th May 1992
MS 22040-1 (leg strap adjuster) inspection APF RAC817A
18th August 1993
Generic one pin reserve RSL retrofit APF RAC823B
1st July 1997
3-Ring release cable trim procedure APF RAC825A
1st July 1997
Use of yellow cutaway cables on Strong Dual Hawk Tandem systems
SB-APF010201-A 21st February 2001
3-Ring inspection and maintenance
SB-APF010801-C 2nd March 2009
Reverse Risers
SB-APF040610-A 10th June 2004
Replacement of Vigil Cutters Type 3. (Includes Vigil PSB-5)
APF SB 091110 10th November 2009

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APF - Licensing - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Guide to APF Rigger Examination APF RAC101B
1st Jun 2003
Recognition of foreign packer and rigger qualifications APF RAC103A
1st December 1988
Required records and documentation for parachute packing APF RAC106A
1st January 1990
Exemption from revalidation exam APF RAC109A
1st July 1997

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APF - Parachute Canopies - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Steering Toggles APF RAC301A
1st November 1985
Slider stop check APF RAC306A
1st August 1986
Riser brake locks – specification APF RAC320A
1st January 1990
Parachute canopies and components subject to deterioration due to acid mesh APF RAC322C
1st May 1990
Sea-pocket removal  APF RAC313B    1st July 1995   

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APF - Parachuting Harnesses - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Marking chest reserve parachutes APF RAC401A
1st November 1985
Cross connectors for front mounted reserve parachutes APF RAC421A
1st January 1990
Closing loops and backing washers APF RAC425A
18th August 1993
Main Container Closing Loop Grommet
SBAPF981001-A 1st October 1998
AADs on Tandem Parachutes  APF RAC423C
  11th November 2003   

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APF - Ripcords - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
APF Policy on blast handles APF RAC501A
1st November 1985
Chest parachute ripcords  APF RAC503A    1st November 1985   
Maximum pull force for reserve and emergency parachute activation devices APF RAC502B
1st January 1990
Pull out pilotchute (POP) modification APF RAC509A
11th January 1994
Ripcord Pin test
APF SB 100427 27th April 2010

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APF - Standards - General


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
APF policy for determining in-service life for parachute equipment APF RAC203B
1st July 1995
Standardised nomenclature for ram-air inflated gliding wings. PIA TS-100 APF RAC207A
1st November 1986





Parachute canopy fabric tensile strength, non destructive test method APF RAC213A
1st December 1989
Testing of parachute canopy material for acid contamination APF RAC214A
1st December 1989
Compatibility of different components of parachute assemblies APF RAC215A
1st December 1991
Parachute Inspection Certificate APF RAC219A
1st December 1991
APF design standard for flag assemblies APF RAC222B
1st July 1995
Register of missing equipment APF RAC225E
1st July 1997
Reserve parachutes fitted with an AAD APF RAC227A
1st July 1997
Parachute equipment which has been packed overseas
SBAPF021201-B
15th September 2017
Strong Enterprises a) Dual Hawk use of unapproved components & b) Dual Hawk service life
SBAPF100520-B 13th May 2011
Equipment used by visiting foreign jumpers    SBAPF010901-B  7th August 2014   
Flotation Equipment    SBAPFSB071206-H  13th May 2016   
Equipment defect reporting (Includes Form P3) APF RAC212D    12th September 2016   
Form P3 Equipment Defect Rigging Report - Editable  
     
APF Parachutist Single Point Restraint    SBAPF060307-E  1st July 2017   
Installation instructions for P/N G025 - re APF SB 060307-E    P/N G025 Ver  July 2017   
Standard for Emergency Parachutes    SBAPF081014-C  18th July 2017   

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Advanced Air Sports


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Advanced Air Sports 3-Ring Riser Release APF RAC803A
1st November 1985

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Adventure Loft

Brief Case, reserve closing loop - document doesn't exist on APF website but is listed in library

Brief Case, packing instructions for ram air - document doesn't exist on APF website but is listed in library


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Aerodyne


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Go to the manufacturer's web site for full list of their Bulletins Aerodyne
Ripcord pin bulletin concerning Naro and Teardrop harnesses
SB 2003 07 2 18th July 2003
Stainless steel adjusters
TB 002 January 2004
MiniforceTM Risers Ed 05/2004 Technical Bulletin
TB 003 May 2004
MiniforceTM Tandem Risers ED Technical Bulletin
TB 004 May 2004
Icon harness leg strap upgrade
SB 071204 12th July 2004
Aerodyne Icon harness cutaway cable and cable housing
SB 110305 11th March 2005
Icon Container Grommet Inspection
SB 271107 27th November 2007
Aerodyne ICON alternate AAD Cutter position
SB 210108 25th January 2008
Aerodyne Icon S7, S8 and S9 Student rigs
SB 250609 25th June 2009
Aerodyne Icon Skyhook Riser Tuck Tab Modification
SB 140111 14th January 2011
Aviacom Argus AAD Installation Prohibited in Icons
SB 250311 25th March 2011

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Air-Pol

Polish Parachute and paraglider manufacturer


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Airtec


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Go to the manufacturer's web site for full list of their Bulletins Airtec
Actions in case of unsuccessful or incomplete self test, CYPRES 1 and CYPRES 2
SB C1/2 0108 22nd January 2008
Recall of certain CYPRES 2 units
SB C2 0408 21st April 2008
Rigging Safety Notice re closing loop through cutter
Safety Rigging Notice 29th Oct 2010
CYPRES Disc Up-date
Note 22nd Nov 2010
CYPRES loop & disc system
Safety Rigging Notice 21st April 2011
CYPRES2 Systems Test
SB C2 0113 31st January 2013
July 2013 Addendum to SB C2 0113
Addendum to SBC20113 July 2013
December 2013 Addendum to SB C2 0113   Addendum to SBC20113  Dec 2013  
April 2016 CYPRES maintenance turns from mandatory to highly recommended   Information Notice  April 2016   
Jan 2017 CYPRES maintenance and service life
Information Notice  26th January 2017   

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Altico (see Peregrine Manufacturing Inc)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Reinforcement to stiffener on Dolphin main container top flap
SB ASB060700 7th June 2000
Re Installation of Argus AAD
ASB 0324111 24th March 2011
Cancellation of ASB 0324111
CANCELLATION 29th March 2011

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Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority - CASA


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
CASA Tandem Parachute Approval APF RAC218B
1st December 1995
GQ Security Aeroconical (SAC) Parachutes
AD/PARA/1 1988
GQ Types 350, 850 and 4.8m SAC Parachutes
AD/PARA/2 1989
PA Safety Systems Pigmee
AD/PARA/3 1993
Rigging Innovations Skyhook Reserve Parachute
AD/PARA/4 1993
Parachutes De France Connector Links
AD/PARA/5 1995
Vector Amp Fitting
AD/PARA/6 1999
MarS (Czech pilot emergency parachutes
AD/PARA/7 Amdt 2 2003
Sratos 07 (Czech pilot emergency parachutes
AD/PARA/8 2002
RFS II, Emergency parachute opening mechanism (German) SB LBA 001
AD/PARA/9 2003
PdF Techno 240 reserve parachute modification
AD/PARA/10 Amdt 1 2003
Capewell parachute equipment, ripcord pins test
AD/PARA/11 2003
PdF temporary grounding of emergency parachutes manf 1 Jan 87 - 31 Feb 89
AD/PARA/12 Amdt 1 2008
MarS emergency parachute ripcord pin test
AD/PARA/13 2004
Performance Variable OMEGA/QUICK parachute equipment grounded
AD/PARA/14 2005
Amendment 1 Performance Variable OMEGA/QUICK
AD/PARA/14 Amdt 1 2005
Vega 120Type Reserve Canopy (Parachute Shop)
AD/PARA/15 2005
Vega 120Type Reserve Canopy (Parachute Shop)
AD/PARA/15 Amdt 1 2008
Techno 240-B Reserve Parachute grounding
AD/PARA/16 2006
TECHNO 240-B reserve parachute, (slider & main steering line replacement, packing modification
AD/PARA/16 Amdt 1 2006
Techno 240-B Reserve Parachute
AD/PARA/16 Amdt 2 2008
Parachute Shop Parachutes - Removal from service
AD/PARA/17 2006
Parachute Shop Parachutes
AD/PARA/17 Amdt 1 2008
Vigil Parachute Automatic Activation Device – AD/PARA/18 CANCELLED June2008
AD/PARA/18 2008
12/2008 SPEKON Emergency Parachute RE-5L (Pilot & Aircrew Emergency Parachute) Replacement of pilot chute
AD/PARA/19 2008

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Austrian Aero Club


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Tandem Vector RSL Ball can be positioned wrongly
SBAAC030401 1st April 2003

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AVA Sports Ltd


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Avalon Harness Containers Cutaway cable inspection
AD 20th June 2012

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Aviacom SA


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Argus AAD. Recall May 2006 units
SBAMM290506 29th May 2006
Argus AAD. Mandatory Cutter Replacement
SBAMMO21206/2 11th December 2006
Argus AAD. Mandatory Cutter Replacement (Replaced by SBAMMO050910/3)
SBAMMO050910/2 5th September 2010
Argus AAD. Mandatory Cutter Replacement
SBAMMO050910/3 7th December 2010
Argus AAD. Substandard Loop Washers
SBAMMO071210/1 7th December 2010
Argus Cutters Manufactured till August 2007
SBAMMO050910/4 5th April 2011
Immediate & Mandatory Cutter Replacement Argus Cutter PN# Manufactured before Sept 07
SBAMMO050811 6th August 2011
NOTE: See APF Technical Directive re use of Argus in equipment used by APF Members
APF TD 01/2011 28th March 2011

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BASIK Air Concept


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Advance Harness/Container S/N > 1100
SB050801 16th August 2005
Advance Harness/Container (Additional to SB 050801
SB051101 3rd November 2005
Advance Tandem system T1 & T2 MFG before April 2006, Diagonal back strap and clamp
SBAV070718 18th July 2007
Basik Air Statement re use of AADs in Advance and Seven harness container systems
Statement 31st March 2011

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British Parachute Association LTD


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
T.S.E. T17 reversed risers
SN 1/97 26th May 1997
BPA Safety Notice - 'RAPS' Zerox/Vector Reserve Container flaps
SN 1/99 19th February 1999
BPA Safety Notice - Top Flyer, Sprint & Pit Containers (German)
SN 2/99 2nd July 1999
BPA Safety Notice - Parachutes de France Atom Millenium (Harness-Containers type 34 & 35)
SN 1/00 19th April 2000
BPA Safety Notice - Vigil AAD
SN 1/08 29th May 2008
BPA Safety Information - Vigil AAD
SI 1/08 6th June 2008
BPA Safety Notice - UPT Skyhook modifications - BPA mandatory
SN 1/09 2009
BPA Safety Notice - Vigil 'Type'3' Cutters
SN 2/09 26th November 2009
BPA Safety Notice - Suspension of Argus AAD use for BPA
SN 1/10 17th November 2010
BPA Safety Information - Argus AAD back in Service
SI 1/10 26th November 2010
BPA Safety Notice - Suspension of Argus AAD use for BPA
SN 1/11 8th April 2011
BPA Safety Information - Vector Tandem (Grey) Ex-Military Containers    SI 1/15  18th February 2015   
BPA Safety Information - Vector Tandem (Grey) Ex-Military Containers & MVT 421 reserve canopies    SI 2/15  9th June 2015   
BPA Safety Information - Vector Tandem (Grey) Ex-Military Containers & MVT 421 reserve canopies     SI 3/15  6th August 2015   
BPA Safety Information - Connector Links   SI 4/15  24th September 2015   
BPA Safety Information - Next / Next Century Tandem   SI 5/15  20th November 2015   
BPA Safety Information - MVTC-3R (421) Reserve Canopies    SI 6/15  25th November 2015   
BPA Safety Information- Next / Next Century Tandem    SI 1/16  5th February 2016   
BPA Safety Information Mandatory CYPRES & Maintenance    SI 2/16  6th June 2016   
BPA Safety Information CYPRES AAD Service Life Extension & Maintenance   SI 1/17 
3rd February 2017   

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Bruggemann GmbH


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
RFS II, Emergency Parachute Opening Mechanism
SB AD 2003 162 29th May 2003

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Canadian Sport Parachuting Association Technical Bulletins


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Go to the CSPA Website for their list of Technical Bulletins




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Capewell Components


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Ripcord Pin test bulletin from Capewell
SB CW03-01 29th May 2003

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DJ Associates


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
MS70101 Warning Notice APF RAC805B
1st July 1988

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KNVvL RNAA Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Association - parachuting department


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Removal of Argus AAD
SB 2011-03 25th March 2011

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Eagle Parachute Incorporated


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Parachute canopies & components subject to deterioration due to acid mesh APF RAC322C
1st May 1990

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European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) Airworthiness Directives


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Temporary Grounding of Techno 240-b reserve (PdF Equipment)
AD No 2006-0105-E 23/04/2006 23rd April 2006
TECHNO 240-B reserve (PdF Equipment) Mandatory packing modifications, Slider & Steering Line replacement
SB AD No 2006-0160-E 08/06/06 8th June 2006
SPEKON RE-5L Emergency Pilot and Aircrew Parachutes
AD 2008-0174-1 15th September 2008
Emergency Parachutes Thinback T104 and Slimpack T204
AD 2010-0009E 20th January 2010
HEINRICH MERTENS Emergency Parachute Rubber Bands – Replacement   AD 2016-0026  4th February 2016   
SPEKON RE-5L Serie 5+ Emergency Pilot and Aircrew Parachutes (Superceded by AD 2016-0062)   AD 2016-0042-E  3rd March 2016   
SPEKON RE-5L Serie 5+ Emergency Pilot and Aircrew Parachutes     AD 2016-0062  23rd March 2016   

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Fallschirm Buchesein/Hermesdorf GbR


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Emergency Parachutes Thinback T104 and Slimpack T204
SB 1/2010 15th January 2010

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Federal Aviation Administration of the USA (FAA)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Aerospace Standard
AS 8015B


Strong, Withdraw bent plastic ripcord handle
SB AD 80-13-01 16th June 1980
3-Ring recall, All containers
SB AD 84-06-05 9th April 1984
Herbie Hog, withdraw bent plastic ripcord
SB AD 84-10-03 21st May 1984
Swift, correct Swift Reserve pattern size APF RAC304A AD 86-22-07 30th January 1986
K-Series Reserves recall of bad fabric APF RAC322C AD 86-24-03 1st May 1990
K-Series Reserves, additional recall for bad fabric APF RAC322C AD 86-24-03/1 1st May 1990
Security, recall all SAC reserves APF RAC322C AD 88-05-08 1st May 1990
SAC Bad Mesh acid testing and neutralization APF RAC214A AD 89-13-03 1st December 1989
GQ Parachutes, tensile test for rectifying SAC APF RAC213A AD 91-02-05 1st December 1989
Talon, recall Skyhook reserve pilotchutes
SB AD 93-08-02 27th May 1993
Vector Amp fitting on Cutaway Housing
SB AD 99-01-11 29th January 1999

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French Parachute Federation


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Go to the French Parachute Federation Website for a full list of their Bulletins



PdF Quick 3.1 Reserve Pilot Chute
SB SC110 19th May 2006
PdF Quick 3.1 Reserve Pilot Chute (English Translation – Unofficial)
SB SC110 19th May 2006
PdF Quick 3.1 Reserve Pilot Chute – Photo
Photo 19th May 2006
Safety Circular NO. 126 Techno Reserves. Risk of Adhesion between Lines   SC 126  22nd Dec 2006   
Safety Circular NO. 126 Techno Reserves. Risk of Adhesion between Lines (English Translation - unofficial)   SC 126  22nd Dec 2006   
Decelerator 120 Res - Steering Lines (English)
SB SC135 5th June 2007
Replacement of Vigil Cutters (French Language only)
SB SC136 14th June 2007
Cutaway Housings on some Omega & Velocity rigs (English)
SB SC143 19th September 2007
Vigil's manufactured prior Sept 2006. Recommended precautions
SB SC156 24th April 2008
Safety Circular No 156 Unofficial English Translation
SB SC156 24th April 2008
Safety Circular No 161 Toggles: Main - (Basik Air Concept and UPT) & Reserve - (PdF and Thomas Sport)
SB SC161 21st October 2008
Modification to Main Side Flap Stiffener Attachment
SB SC162 22nd October 2008
Tandem Atom 740-1 of Parachutes de France - Aerazur. Failure of drogue bridle
SC 170 23rd June 2009
Safety Circulaire No 188 Atom Tandem 740-1 Reserve Handle
SC 188 13 July 2012

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FXC Corporation


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
FXC 12000 Upgrade to Rev "J" and two year servicing requirement
SB FXC Upgrade March 02

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Firebird GmbH & Company (Previously Performance Variable)

Organisation and title RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Performance Variable, Omega Container System
SB-O-200501 19th July 2005
Cutter problems of the company Aviacom Argus AAD
SB 01/2011 25th March 2011

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Flite Line Systems (see Trident Harness & Container, Inc)

Please note that since Aug 2001, Trident Harness and container (formerly Bomber manufacturing) now supplies Reflex rig and parts , contact Ryan Gifford at info@tridenthc.com


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Reflex Main Riser Cover
SB FSI-SB-1003 27th December 1996
Main Container Closing Grommets
SB FSI-SB-1004 16th January 2000
All Container Grommets
SB FSI-SB-1005 Rev (1) 7th July 2000

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GQ Defence Equipment Ltd (GQ now merged with Irvin)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Rayder Canopy (Mr I Gq 1265) APF RAC310A
4th July 1986
Finite Life GQ Emergency Parachutes APF RAC316A
29th April 1988
Security 150, 250 & 350 Safety Chute Securing Of Raw Edge Of Riser Web Turnbacks APF RAC417A
1st July 1988
Security 150, 250 and 350 safety Chute fitting of riser covers APF RAC418A
1st July 1988
Parachute Canopies And Components Subject To Deterioration Due To Acid Mesh APF RAC322C
1st May 1990

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GQ Security Parachutes (GQ now merged with Irvin)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
GQ Security 26' Lopo Reserve Canopy APF RAC303A
1st November 1985
Parachute Canopies And Components Subject To Deterioration Due To Acid Mesh APF RAC322C
1st November 1985

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Glide Path International


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Glide Path Nova canopy recall APF RAC328C
9th February 1994

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IPC Technical & Safety Committee (FAI)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Paratec Next Tdm 3-ring failure (1/2005)
IPC SB01 23rd October 2005
PdF BT80 Main Canopies (2/2005)
IPC SB02 18th November 2005
Airtec Cypres 2 AAD (3/2005)
IPC SB03 18th November 2005
Sunpath Javelin container with red cordura reserve containers (4/2005)
IPC SB04 13th December 2008
1)AAD use/firing 2)Omega Containers (5/2005)
IPC SB05 15th November 2005
1)PdF P512 reserve canopy and Flexpack container 2)PdF Tandem Drogue pilot chute (1/2006)
IPC SB06 2nd February 2006
PdF Techno 240-B Reserve Parachute - slow opening (2/2006)
IPC SB07 26th April 2006
Vigil AAD - Replacement of damaged cutters and loops (3/2006)
IPC SB08 26th April 2006
PdF Techno reserve parachute - grounding (4/2006)
IPC SB09 1st May 2006
Strong Harness Fitting (5/2006)
IPC SB10 5th June 2006
Basik Air Concept Advance Tandem T1 and T2 Oeticker clamp mount 2)Aerazur Atom tandem harness mod (1/2007)
IPC SB12 1st August 2007
Aerodyne Research service bulletin - Icon Harness (2/2007)
IPC SB13 12th December 2007
Airtec Cypres 2 AAD mandatory recall (2/2008)
IPC IN15 21st April 2008
Vigil AAD re French and Australian Aviation Authority ADs (3/2008)
IPC IN16 30th May 2008
Vigil AAD up-date (5/2008)
IPC IN18 18th July 2008
1)Vigil in Strong 2)SPEKON Emergency Pilot Parachute (6/2008)
IPC IN19 23rd August 2008
Argus AAD testing and approval for use in Strong Dual Hawk Tandem
IPC IN20 10th October 2008
PdF Reserve Canopies
IPC IN21 28th December 2008
Sunpath Hip Ring and Main Lift Web Inspections
IPC IN23 9th February 2009
APF SB APF010801-C* and PA SB0901
IPC IN24 5th May 2009
Infinity Owner’s Manual Supplement – Location of AAD Cutter
IPC IN25 21st June 2009
Vigil Cutters type 3 - recall. Re: Vigil PSB-5 Issued 10/10/2009
IPC IN 26 11th November 2009
Military Parachutes De France BT80 Canopies
IPC IN 27 21st November 2009
Re APF SB 100427 issued 27/04/2010 - Ripcord Pin Test
IPC IN 28 27th April 2010
Re French Federation SC181 issued 19/04/2010 - Aviacom recall Argus cutters manufactured Jan-Oct 2007
IPC IN 29 30th June 2010
Re PA SB1001 issued 09/08/2010 - Thinback and Slimpack 2 Ripcord Housing Clamp
IPC IN 30 9th Aug 2010
Re Aviacom SB AMMO050910/2 issued 05/09/2010 - Mandatory Argus cutter replacement manufacturing date Aug. 07 or earlier and manufactured for the Argus AAD by Nobel Energetics
IPC IN 31 18th Sept 2010
Re APF Technical Directive 04/2010 Use of Argus AAD
IPC IN 32 27th Nov 2010
Re Airtec Rigging Safety Notice Reserve Closing Loop thru Cutter
IPC IN 33 29th Nov 2010
Re CYPRES Disc Update Circular
IPC IN 33 09th Dec 2010
Re APF Technical Directive 05/2010 Use of Argus AAD (Supersedes APF TD04/2010)
IPC IN 35 19th Dec 2010
Re Aerodyne SB 140111 Icon Skyhook Riser Tuck Mod
IPC IN 36 19th Jan 2011
Re MarS SB 11/09/2010 Check of Ripcord Handle pins
IPC IN 37 24th Feb 2011
Re Argus AAD
IPC IN 38 25th March 2011
Re Argus AAD - 'San Marcos' Incident
IPC IN 39 23rd May 2011
SUPERSEDED BY IPC IN 41 - SEE BELOW (IPC IN 40 was regarding Vigil PSB-7 AAD Cutters - now superseded by Vigil PSB-8
IPC IN 40 6th October 2011
Re Vigil PSB-8 AAD Cutters
IPC IN 41 23rd October 2011
Re Airtec CYPRES2 SB C2 0113
IPC IN 43 4th February 2013
Re UPT SB20132005 Retractable Y-Strap mod
IPC IN 45 27th May 2013
Re Sun Path SB009 Recall of Housings
IPC IN 46 23rd May 2013
Re Velocity Sports Equipment SB001 Main Riser lock loop wear
IPC IN 47 12th July 2013
Re Argus AAD - mandatory check (SB AMMO130514/1)   IPC IN 48  13th Jun 2014   
Re PdF reserve containers (Zodiac BS-ATOM-25-001 rev 1)   IPC IN 50  3rd March 2015   
Re Parachute Systems  Bartacking of RSL/Skyhook Lanyard on Vortex systems. (PS PSB #2015-01)   IPC IN 51 20th September 2015   
RE Vigil PSB 01-2015  Cutter recall manufactured Mch - July 2015   IPC IN 52  12th November 2015   
Re Parachute Systems PSB 2016-01 Vortex Rigs with DSF hardware grounded   IPC IN 53  9th February 2016   

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Irvin-GQ Ltd


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Service Bulletin requiring the testing of all ripcord pins Sept 2003
SB IrvinCW03-01 15th July 2003

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Jump Shack


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
SST, re-route reserve cable housing APF RAC403A
1st November 1985
SST Racer cutaway terminal ends APF RAC416A
1st April 1988
Racer/Elite RSL Retrofit APF RAC818C
1st September 1995
SST/Racer RSL Retrofit APF RAC824A
1st November 1994
Elite/Tandem Bulletin 001
Bulletin 001 23rd May 1995
Elite/Tandem Bulletin 002
Bulletin002 1st November 1995
Elite/Tandem Bulletin 003 Three-Ring Release and Bridle Routing Details
Bulletin003 1st November 1996
Red Teflon cutaway cable inspection notification
Inspection Notice 23rd February 1998
Tandem Steering line
Safety Notice 28th April 1998
Reserve Suspension Line Stows
Service Bulletin 8th January 2001
Racer Ripcord Pin Inspection
Inspection Notice 26th July 2001
FireBolt Slider Stop Upgrade
Notice 11th October 2004
Re-designation of use SST/Racers, Racer Elites & Racer Trainers with adjustable main lift web
Service Bulletin 25th January 2005
Racer Tandem Flex Pin Safety Notice
Safety Notice July 2007
Reserve Bag Extraction Forces
Safety Notice August 2010

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MarS


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Ref: CASA AD/PARA/7 Czech pilot emergency parachutes
CASA AD/PARA/7 Amdt 2 November 2003
Appliance – Pilot Rescue Parachute – Ripcord Pin - Inspection (Includes MarS SB ATL-01a)
CAA AD 076/2003 10th October 2003
Service Life of the Parts of Parachute Equipment
Service Bulletin 1st January 2003
Instructions For The Packing And Use Of The Mars I Panel With A Harness
Service Bulletin 2nd April 2004
Service Life of Sport Rescue / Reserve Parachutes And Their Components (panel parts with a load-bearing harness)
Service Bulletin 3rd April 2004
Automatic Securing Device MPAAD
Service Bulletin 4th May 2004
Check of Ripcord Handle Pins
Service Bulletin 11th September 2010
Stop use certain equipment with MPAAD
Service Bulletin 9th October 2013
Error Message - Inspection of m2(AAD)
Service Bulletin 10th November 2013
Mars M2 Manual amendment to maintenance section 7.4 
 Information Bulletin  6th February 2017   

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Mirage Systems International (also see Sky Supplies)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Soft reserve ripcord recall, ref part s/n M005128 April 03, updated july 03 to include s/n M006110, M006144, M006123
SB Mirage280403-01 28th April 2003
Mirage Systems, Inc PSB 12-4 AAD Cutter Location Change (Includes Procedures & Airtec recommendations)
SB Mirage12-04 December 2004
Suspension of approval for the installation and use of an Aviacom SA/NV ARGUS® AAD in Mirage Systems, Inc. harness and container assemblies.
PSB 03-11 24 March 2011
Rescission of PSB 03-11
PSB 06-11 24 June 2011
Installation & Use of an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) in Mirage Harness & Container Assemblies, (Mirage G3, G4.1, RTS)
PSB 06-11-2 24 June 2011

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NZ Aerosports


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Crossfire Canopy Safety bulletin
SB NZ Aerosports 25th October 2001

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NZ Parachute Industry Association


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
NZPIA Safety Directive re Argus AAD approval withdrawal
SD 1/2011 24th March 2011

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National Parachute Industries


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
WarpIII mod advisory APF RAC405A
1st November 1985
Phantom diaper design change APF RAC305A
1st March 1986
Phantom reserve rubber bands
SB NPI1

Phantom reserve kevlar reinforcing bands APF RAC315B
1st July 1988
FM-1 Phantom reserve, pH and tensile testing
SB NPI2

PM-2 Phantom reserve,tensile testing procedure
SB NPI3

Mirage harness/container main and reserve risers APF RAC420A
1st January 1990
PM-3 Phantom reserve, neutralisation procedure
SB NPI4

Phantom reserve, update to pH and tensile testing
SB NPI5

Parachute canopies and components subject to deterioration due to acid mesh APF RAC322C
1st May 1990

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North American Aerodynamics


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Centaurus recall APF RAC410A
1st July 1986

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Para-Flite Incorporated (Now Airborne Systems)

Organisation and title RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Swift reserve recall notice, PFISB 8601 APF RAC304A
30th January 1986
Para-flite reserve "safety stow" APF RAC602A
1st April 1987
Swift Plus reserves with spectra lines, PFISB9401 APF RAC329A
9th February 1994
Swift container - main closing loop retainer
SB PFISB 1-02 20th August 2002

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Para-Phernalia Inc


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Northern Lite III Curved Pin Advisory APF RAC409A
1st July 1986
Northern Lite Release Inspection APF RAC812A
1st April 1986
Northern Lite III Reserve Ripcords Cracked Ripcord Pins APF RAC508A
1st December 1997
Northern Lite s/no 0573 to 0800, inspect crimping of AMP to Chrysalis
SB Para-Phernalia 1 Unknown

All Softie Backpacks- check position of end of metal ripcord housing
SB Para-Phernalia 2 30th October 2000

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Parachute Industries of Southern Africa (PISA), (now Aerodyne Systems Pty Ltd)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Pintail main parachutes APF RAC321A
1st December 1991

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Parachute Industry Association (PIA)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
PIA Document Index (for copies of all the PIA bulletins below and more)



PIA Standard Nomenclature Ram-Air Inflated Gliding Parachutes
PIA TS-100 23rd January 1984


Attachment to TS-100

USPA/PIA Ram Air Static Line Test Jumps    PIA TB-262  14 July 1989   
PIA parachute canopy volume, area and weight, TS-104 APF RAC202C
1st February 1995
Manufacturer's product service bulletin format, TS-110 APF RAC107A
1st January 1990
Reserve ripcord handle materials, TB-240 (Formerly published as TB-100 & TB-200) APF RAC506B
1st July 1988
AAD/RSL Survey Report
PIA TB 260 Revised For 1997
Dual Square Report   PIA TB-261  1997   
Container Grommets and Small Suspension Lines
SB PIA TB-241 2nd March 2000
Fabric strength testing of Orphaned Reserve Canopies
SB PIA TB-242 16th September 2000
Component Compatibility Issues
PIA TB-251 18th February 2008
Mid-Cycle Reserve/Emergency Parachute Maintenance Guidelines
PIA TB-252v1.1 29th August 2009
Parachute canopy fabric pull test, non-destructive method
PIA TS-108.1 15th January 2010
Performance Standards for Personnel Parachute Assemblies and Components
PIA TS-135v1.4 22nd April 2010

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Parachute Shop S.A


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Parachute Shop S.A. equipment APF RAC223A
1st February 1995

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Parachute Systems


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Aviacom Argus AAD installation approval in Parachute Systems products
PSSB0003 23rd March 2011
Decelerator Reserve Lower Steering Toggles and Vortex 2 Reserve Toggles
PSB04202012 20th April 2012
Bartacking of RSL/SKYHOOK Lanyard - fitted to Vortex Harness containers   PSB 2015-01  16th September 2015   
Stainless Steel Mini Base Ring - Vortex containers    PSB 2016-01  4th January 2016   
Stainless Steel Mini Base Ring - Vortex containers - UPDATE1    PSB 2016-01 Update 1 11th January 2016   
Stainless Steel Mini Base Ring - Vortex containers - UPDATE2   PSB 2016-01 Update 2  24th February 2016   
Sports Vortex containers reserve closing flap    PSB 2016-02  16th November 2016   

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Parachutes Australia


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
S 18 (Two-Up) modification No. 2, PASB8702 (Superceded RAC 413A)
SB 87/02 1st April 1987
Thinback/slimpack "sticky" pack material, PASB8802 (superceded RAC 415)
SB 88/02 1st July 1988
PA Emergency and reserve ripcord recall, 507A, PASB8803
SB 88/03 1st July 1988
Diaper fitted to Aerolite and Hobbit reserve canopies, 606A PASB9101
SB 91/01 1st December 1991
PA Slimpacks and Thinbacks with rapide links, 323A, PASB9202
SB 92/02 10th June 1992
Pigmee red handle (reserve ripcord) proof test, 510A PASB9203
SB 92/03 16th November 1992
Hobbit reserve slider, PASB9301
SB 93/01 18th August 1993
S-18 Inspection, PASB9302
SB 93/02 18th August 1993
Parachutes Australia S-18 RSL Retro-fit, PASB9401
SB 94/01 1st May 1994
Talon Skyhook pilot chute, 605C, PASB9402 APF RAC605C
1st May 1994
Line stowage bands for diapers on PA equipment
SB 94/03 1st August 1994
Cypres installation for Flexon and 94 Talon, 428A, PASB9501 APF RAC428A
1st February 1995
Rev 2, Service life for 'Parachutes Australia' brand equipment
SB 95/02 15th August 2003
PA Slimpack Model S3 Closing Loops
SB 97/01 1st February 1997
Pigmee Ram-Air Reserve Freebag upgrade
SB 97/02 1st July 1998
'94 Talon Main Closing Loop Position
SB 98/01 15th September 1998
Airforce-120 Reserve- line lengths
SB 98/02 1st November, 1998
Hobbit Reserve, lower steering line lengths
SB 98/03 1st November 1998
3-Ring Riser Inspection
SB 09/01 26th February 2009
Thinback and Slimpack 2 Ripcord Housing Clamp
SB 1001 9th August 2010
Aviacom Argus AAD Installation Approval in Parachutes Australia products
SB 1101 22nd March 2011

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Parachutes de France (Zodiac Aerospace)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
French Parachute Standard EQ 530-03

1st April 1994
Various service bulletins affecting Atom, Galaxy Tandem, Jaguar, Campus, and Requin Harnesses and risers, 910101, 920701, 920702, 92003, 92004, 92005 and 92006 APF RAC427A
1st August 1994
Blue Track, BT Pro and Merit canopy line bartack inspection APF RAC330A
1st November 1994
Atom harness inspection APF RAC430A
1st July 1995
Atom Drogue stop
SB PdF09/03/99

Atom Tandem, coupled drogue release-trim
SB PdF12/06/99

FXC12000, test for security of retaining circlip
SB PdF13/12/99 13th December 1999
Millenium Atom Type 34 and 35 container additional main protection flap
SB PdF29/03/00

Millenium Atom Type 34
SB AT 34-25-001 25th April 2000
Millenium Atom Type 35 addition of deflector flap   SB AT 35-25-001    25th April 2000   
Multi Mission Systems (MMS) Tandem BT 80 Type 740-2 Damage in main bridle/flap deployment with spring pilot chute
SB PdF04/09/02

BT80 tandem main, trim concern A&B lines/sider trap
SB PdF16/02/01 16th February 2001
Ninja "1" main canopies grounded (not Ninja "2") SB2/2002, 12/17/12 (and updated TC 3/2003, 30/07/03)
SB PdF30/07/03 30th July 2003
P512 Flexpack - concerns with ripcord handle placement and ripcord free movement
SB PdF31/01/03 31st January 2003
Techno 240 Reserve, slider change and brake line mod (previous bulletins limiting operating maximums)
SB PdF28/07/03 28th July 2003
Ripcord pin Safety Bulletin re Capewell SB CW03-01
SB PdF18/07/03 18th July 2003
Mandatory grounding of all reserves manf 1 Jan 87 - 31 Feb 89 - Steering line attachment
SB PdF 2/2003 19th December 2003
PdF Freebags SB 04/001
SB PdF19/04/04 19th April 2004
Atom Millenium rigs. Inspection of line deflector flap in main container (PdF Safety Bulletin 04/002)
SB PdF 04/002 23rd August 2004
Metal cutaway handles for Tandem and MSS (PdF Safety Bulletin 04/003)   SB PdF 04/003 15th September 2004   
Packing recommendations for emergency canopy P512 in Flexpack harness (PdF Safety Bulletin 05/001)
SB PdF 05/001 2nd June 2005
Packing Recommendation Additions for emergency canopy P512 in Flexpack harness (PdF Safety Bulletin 06/001)
SB PdF 06/001 11th January 2001
Flexpack harness/container housing for reserve ripcord (PdF Technical Information 1/2005)
TI PdF1/2005 12th January 2005
BT 80 Modifications for canopies suffering hard openings (PdF Technical Information 05-002)
TI PdF 05-002 10th October 2005
Tandem drogue chute bridle (PdF Technical Information 06-001)
TI PdF 06-001 19th January 2006
Pilotchute Quick 3-1 P/N 2005030103
P/N R_06_001 16th May 2006
Techno 240B reserve parachute 06/002
SB BSC_06_002 21st April 2006
Techno 240B (Slider and main steering line replacement, packing modification) 06/001
SB BSV_06_001 8th June 2006
Aerazur Single and Dual Harness Containers Relocation of AAD Cutter (41 pages)
SB PdF 25-63-30 8th March 2007
Aerazur Improvement of Harness 740-1 (Atom Tandem) and MMS 740-2 DoM before 2002 (4 pages)
SB PdF 25-63-34 31st July 2007
Aerazur - All PdF Reserve Canopies - Slider Stops.
SB PdF 25-63-46 12th December 2008
Aerazur - use of Argus AAD in PdF equipment
SB PdF 2011-01 8th April 2011
Aerazur - Atom Tandem 740-1 Pickable Textile Reserve Handle
SB PdF 25_63_02 13th July 2012
Zodiac - Reserve opening device for dual parachutes 740-1 & 740-2   SB 740-27-001 16th June 2014   
Zodiac Aerosafety Systems BS-Atom-25-001 rev 1 reserve container cordura fabric   SB PdF 25-001 rev 1  25th February 2015   

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Paratec


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Ripcord Pin Bulletin concerning Next system, ref CW03-01 (German only)
SB Paratec1 25th July 2003
Reserve ripcord pin with round swaging of single reserve harness/container system TSB-PT
TSB – PT 080904 8th September 2004
Paratec Investigation Report and official Statement to BPA Safety Information Ref : Next Tandem 3 Ring Failure 3/05
Paratec Report 29th September 2005
Use of AAD's in Next Harness/container systems
Paratec Statement 31st July 2006
Paratec PSB-PT-01-07 CYPRES cutter relocation
PSB PT-01-07 15th February 2007
Paratec PSB 01-2009 Cutter Buffer
PSB 01-2009 11th November 2009
Paratec Statement about the use of AADs in Next Harness Container Systems
Paratec Statement 30th March 2011
Paratec PSB-2012-11 Damaged Reserve Loops on Next Tandem Containers
TSB 2012-11 18th December 2012

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Performance Designs Inc


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Inspection of Tandem VTCIII reserves (VR360) 'A' line attachment and steering lines (PDSBLTNN002 & RWSSBLTN-230505)
SB PD002 23rd May 2005

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Pioneer Parachute Company


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Pioneer Parachutes with Dacron lines APF RAC309A
1st November 1985
Pioneer reserve conversion to 4 risers APF RAC307A
1st November 1986
Pioneer High Lifter Tandem Canopy reinforcement (see RW 850523) APF RAC324A
18th August 1993
Parachute canopies and components subject to deterioration due to acid mesh APF RAC322C
1st May 1990

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Precision Aerodynamics


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Raven Reserve "bikini slider" APF RAC325A
18th August 1993
Super Raven Dash-M reserves and P-124 Aircrew reserves, line attachment improvement
SB 1221 21st December 2001
Xaos-27 Series Canopies manufactured b/n Oct 2010 & Apr 2011, Flight Trim Check
SB 111214 14th December 2011

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Rigging Innovations


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Talon defective ripcord swages, APF RAC504A
1st April 1987
Talon Classic upper leg strap mod
SB RI1503 1st November 1990
Talon Reserve bottom stiffener
SB RI1505 1st January 1988
Reserve Freebag Safety Stow Lengths
SB RI1507 19th November 1990
RSL Lanyard Length- Talon/Telesis/Classic
SB RI1509 1st December 1990
Talon MK -1, reserve pilot chute plastic p/n 2231
SB RI1511 6th January 1991
Skyhook Reserve pilot chute
SB RI1513-A 22nd June 1992
Reserve Pilot Chute Spring Test (Re RI SB1315A)
SB RI1513AB 22nd June 1992
Telesis, mods: riser covers, RSL flap, r/c housing, leg flap
SB RI1515 1st January 1993
Talon, mods: riser covers, RSL, Cypres retrofit
SB RI1517 1st January 1993
Talon RSL, type 17 riser with RSL ring configuration SB-1519 RAC815A
28th May 1992
Talon Telesis, reserve container reinforcement
SB RI1521 30th September 1992
Talon and Flexon, Antron fabric weave seperation
SB RI1523 27th April 1993
Cypres Installation For Flexon & '94 Talon RI SB-1525A RAC428A
1st February 1995
'94 Talon RSL pocket mod
SB RI1527 21st July 1995
Telesis SOS ripcord mod
SB RI1529 1st January 1997
'94 Talon/Flexon 3-ring hard housing retrofit
SB RI1530 1st January 1997
Talon/Telesis Reserve bag design updates
SB RI1531 1st January 1997
Talon 2/Genera Velcro-less toggles
SB RI1532 12th September 1997
Telesis 2 BOC ripcord hard housing tacking
SB RI1533 12th September 1997
Telesis w/FXC reserve, FXC activation test
SB RI1534

Telesis / FXC Model 12000 Reserve Activation Check
SB RI1535 24th October 1997
Telesis 1 and 2 SOS Housing Modification (Unavailable from R.I.)
SB RI1536 1st January 2000
Telesis 1 Reserve Risers Sleeve
SB RI1537 21st July 1999
Main risers - check locking loop, bar-tacked at manufacture?
SB RI 1538 18th July 2000
RSL Sleeve
SB RI1539 1st December 2000
Voodoo 2.0 update
SB RI1540 12th June 2001
Aviator Steering Toggles P?N 2613-(1)
SB RI1541 12th July 2004
Aviator container side gusset Velcro modification
SB RI 1544 12th July 2004
Approval of Vigil 2 AAD into Rigging Innovations harness & container systems
SB RI 1545 Jan 15th 2009
Vigil 2 AAD Installation Instructions
Installation Instructions Feb 2nd 2009
Aviacom Argus AAD Installation Approval Withdrawal
SB RI 1548 21st March 2011

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Roochutes Australia


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Roochutes 1” Wide Main Riser Recall APF RAC814A
1st December 1991

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SIFE


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
SIFE Mini D-Handle Rev 1
SB 2016-001R1
27th June 2016
SIFE  RAX-RSL   SB 2016-002  26th September 2016   
SIFE Manual Compliance    SB 2017-001  6th September 2017   


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SPEKON


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
SPEKON re-l5 Pilot and Aircrew Parachutes
SB SPEKON01/2008 28th August 2008

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SSE Enterprises

For repair of Altimaster Altimeters go to Alti-2 Inc who now maintain and supply these items.


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Sentinel Mk-2000, Required service RAC 702A
SB Sentinel1 RAC 702A 01 Nov 1985. Withdrawn 15/11/1992
Sentinel Mk-2000, AAD, RAC 704A
SB Sentinel2 RAC 704A 01 Nov 1985. withdrawn, product no longer in service
Sentinel Mk-2000 & Mk-2100, cartridge life
SB Sentinel3

Sentinel Mk-2000, Change in light configuration (no. 2 light)
SB Sentinel4


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SSK Industries (Stewart Systems) also the Airtec Cypres servicing dealer in the US


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Sweethog Duece, s/n 368-460 mfr, 83 to 84 RWS-2 rings (R)
SB SSK100

Student Sweethog, before 19 April 89, reroute RSL lanyard
SB SSK101

Student Sweethog, use recommended mfr closing loops
SB SSK102

Sweethog Duece, install reserve housing stiffener plate APF RAC422A
1st December 1997
Sweethog, with mini risers and RSL, cycle and inspect APF RAC815A
28th May 1992

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Sky Supplies (also see Mirage Systems International)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Mirage container modification APF RAC407A
1st April 1983

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Skydive Gunter (Germany)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Mirage and Magic reserve ripcords made in Germany APF RAC505A
1st July 1987

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Stratos 07 s.r.o

Organisation and title RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Rescue parachutes JU-40 DoM after 1 April 1997 are to be retired from service
SB AD/PARA/8 22nd May 2002

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Strong Enterprises


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Stylemaster Reserve, Spacing of pack opening elastic
SB SB-1

26 Foot Lopo Canopy, s/n 3000-4000 stiff suspension line coating
SB SB-2

Strong Enterprises: Starlite Tandem 1050-2 Universal Tandem 1050-2 Combination Tandem 1050-3 SB-3 APF RAC402A
1st November 1985
Starlight Tandem, reserve ripcord pocket & housing security
SB SB-5

Combination Tandem, bottom main flaps with 2 grommets
SB-6

Steel Ripcord Handles with nylon cables
SB-7

Strong Enterprises Combination Tandem Reserve Ripcord Housing Clamp (SE SB-8) APF RAC406A SB-8
1st November 1985
Dual Hawk Tandem, drogue bridle kevlar reinforcement
SB-9

Dual Hawk Tandem (see SE SB-19) APF RAC429A SB-10
1st February 1995
Dual Hawk Tandem, drogue riser protector flap
SB-11 16th May 1988
Dual Hawk Tandem, drogue bridle pin location
SB-12 7th December 1990
Strong Enterprises - defective slider stops APF RAC327A SB-13
3rd December 1993
Dual Hawk Tandem, main canopy riser damage APF RAC816A SB-14
14th November 1991
Dual Hawk Tandem, drogue bridle reinforcement stitching
SB-15 8th January 1992
Dual Hawk Tandem, Specific 3-D rings grounded
SB-16 15th July 1992
Dual Hawk Tandem, stiffener reinforcing Cypres AAD
SB-17 11th March 1994
Mini Hawk, reserve ripcord soldered tips on extensions
SB-18 26th May 1994
Dual Hawk Tandem, updates mandated APF RAC429A SB-19
1st February 1995
Stellar Reserve Canopy recall, bonded suspension lines replaced
SB-20 4th May 1995
Dual Hawk Tandem, main riser replacement (SE SB-21) APF RAC431A SB-21
1st May 1996
Dual Hawk Tandem, use of unapproved components & service life (SESB-22) (see APFSB100520)
SB-22 1st July 1997
Disconnection of the RSL on Strong Dual Hawk Tandem Rigs
SB-23 9th September 1997
Dual Hawk Tandem 20.5” Flex Pin Replacement
PSB-24 October 2001
Training Syllabus, Proper fit of Dual Hawk Passenger Harness
TSB-24 2nd June 2006
Instructions for fitting the Deluxe Tandem Passenger Harness
SB-Deluxe Harness 19th April 2005
Y Modification (Y-Mod) to Dual Hawk Tandem System Passenger Harness (P/N 998025)
SB 25 1st March 2007
Quasar II, Quasar II Trainer and Military Quasar: Mandatory removal of "Flinger Pro" assembly and replacement of inner sub-flap with pilot chute base plate and pilot chute
SB SB-26 18th April 2007
Press Release Relating to SB26
SB-26 Press Release 18th April 2007
Limited approval of use in Dual Hawk Tandem Vigil2 units manufactured after DoM 10/2007 (Superseded by#34)
SB-28 2nd October 2008
Limited approval of use in Dual Hawk Tandem Argus AAD's after DoM 5/2007 (Superseded by SB # 34)
SB-29 2nd October 2008
Military Tandem Tether Bundle System, (MTTB)
SB-30 3rd October 2008
Withdrawal of Approval (SB 29) for Argus use in Dual Hawk Tandem (Superseded by SB # 34)
SB-31 29th March 2011
Icarus 364, 365 & 400 main canopies use in Dual Hawk Tandem System (Superseded by SB # 34)
SB-32 2nd February 2012
Aerodyne Tandem Main Canopy "A2" Sizes: 350, 370 & 389 use in Dual Hawk Tandem System (Superseded by SB # 34)
SB-33 9th August 2012
Approved components for use in any Strong Tandem System (Supersedes prior SBs 28, 29, 31, 32 & 33)   SB-34  1st June 2014   
Go to www.strongparachutes.com for approved component list for their systems re SB 34        

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Sun Path Products


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Javelin Reserve Static Line APF RAC822A
1st May 1994
Main Closing Loop Retainer Modification (Withdrawn - superseded by SP0303200RevB)    SB SP03032000  3rd March 2000   
Main Closing Loop Retainer - Grommet Protection    SB SP03032000Rev B  1st May 2000   
Mandatory grounding of student Javelin and student Odyssey with adjustable main lift web
SB SP03 19th July 2004
Possible substandard urethane coating on Red 1000d Cordura
SB SP004 12th December 2005
Jav Odyssey Hip Ring & 4 Ring Main Lift Web Inspections
SB SPB005 3rd February 2009
Aviacom SA/NV Argus AAD installation approval in SUN PATH PRODUCTS, INC equipment
SB SP006 22nd March 2011
Final Report re Service Bulletin SPSB006
Report re SBSB006 21st Sept 2011
Mandatory Inspection - Part Number SPJ-1-001 Soft Ripcord Pud/Handle
SB SP007 Rev 1 27th Sept 2012
Mandatory Inspection - Release Cable Trimming
SB SP008 Rev-1 8th Feb 2013
Mandatory Inspection and Replacement of Recalled Housings
SB SP009 Rev-0 23rd May 2013

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Sunrise Rigging (Wings)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Mid flap stiffener update and main packing addendum
SB SR08325 31st March 2008

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Thomas Sports Equipment (TSE)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
TSE Tear Drop & Chaser RSL Retro-fit APF RAC819A
1st May 1991
Teardrop and Zerox steering line guide rings APF RAC426A
1st May 1991
T17 Reversed Riser Closing Loop SB197/TSE, 29/04/97
SB 197/TSE 29th April 1997
T17 Reversed Riser recall notice SB297/TSE, 28/05/97
SB 297/TSE 28th May 1997
Teardrop pilot chute grommets, check for sharp edges, March 2002
SB March2002TSE March 2002


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Trident Harness and Container, Inc

Aug 2001 - Trident Harness & Container, Inc (Formerly Bomber Manufacturing) now supplies the Reflex rig and parts, contact info@tridenthc.com


RAC Product Service Bulletin number Issue date
Reflex Main Riser Cover
SB FSISB1003 27th December 1996
Reflex Grommet Inspection and Replacement
SB FSISB1004 16th January 2000
Reflex Grommet Inspection and Replacement Rev 1
SB FSISB1005 7th February 2000

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United Parachute Technologies (was RWS & 3-Ring Inc.)


RAC Product Service Bulletin number Issue date
Tandem Vector Modifying the main bag and harness diagonals for drogue use
SB PSBTV

Convert a Vector freebag for use with a Safety Stow
SB PSBCV

Wonderhog, Technical Update
SB PSB010177 December 1977
Installation of a Wonderhog Bridle Pin
SB PSB090178 September 1978
Wonderhog, recall of certain plastic reserve ripcords
SB PSB000079 1979
Wonderhog, harness mod for mini-trapezoidal r/c handle
SB PSB022482 24th February 1982
RWS 3-ring release systems, test/replace large RW-1-82, RW-1-83, APF RAC809B SB PSB021584 1st January 1990
New dome slider and control line modifications for tandem Hi-lifter main canopy
SB PSB010185 1st January 1985
Wonderhog, Sentinel installation
SB PSB080885 8th Aug 1985

Stabiliser modification for tandem Vector canopies
SB PSB052385 23rd May 1985
Brake setting modification to tandem Vector canopies
SB PSB052485 24th May 1985
Replace plastic disk slider stop with metal washer
SB PSB071085 10th July 1985
Stabiliser modification to Vector tandem canopies
SB PSB071785 17th July 1985
Vector Tandem, mod to Pioneer Hi-Lifter Tandem Canopy APF RAC324A SB PSB000085 18th August 1993
Vector Tandem, installation of a drogue system
SB PSB112285 22nd November 1985
Misuse of RW-2 rings
SB PSB070186 1st July 1986
Stow slider in rubber band attached to centre "B" line attachment point
SB PSB090586 5th September 1986
3-ring periodic maintenance and mini 3-ring deformation
SB PSB110186 1st November 1986
Vector reserve pin protector flap mod for CRW APF RAC414A SB PSB070187 1st July 1987
Relative Workshop Tandem Double-Brake System Installation APF RAC317A SB PSB012588 1st July 1988
Check for incorrectly peened rivets on quick ejectors
SB PSB080188 August, 1988
Vector Tandem checklist
SB PSB111788 11th November 1988
Vector I & II reserve pilot chute spring compression force test
SB PSB012191 21st January 1991
Removal of RSL attachment ring on type 17 mini risers, APF RAC815A SB PSB052192 28th May 1992
Mandatory AAD installation for Vector tandem APF RAC423C SB PSB050393 11th November 2003
Vector Tandem incorrectly mfr leg strap h/ware MS 22040 APF RAC817A SB PSB062193 11th November 2003
APF RAC 217A withdrawn Feb 2015 (see UPT web site for Recommended lifetime on Vector Tandem components) APF RAC217A SB PSB08189318 August 1993
Relative Workshop Vector RSL Retro-Fit APF RAC820A SB PSB120393 3rd December 1993
Vector Tandem Diagonal Zig-Zag Inspection & Reinforcement APF RAC434A SB SB052297 1st July 1997
Proper deactivation of the RSL on a Tandem Vector
SB PSB071897 18th July 1997

Vector Tandem Double-Ended Drogue Release Riser Closing Loop APF RAC608A SB PSB031798 1st May 1998
Vector Tandem Automatic Riser Release Lanyard Installation “Collins Lanyard” APF RAC609A SB PSB031898 1st May 1998
AMP Fitting (with Grommet) on Breakaway Housings
SB PSB091098-B 10th Sept 1998
Tandem Riser 3-ring locking loop
SB PSB120199

Tandem Riser 3-ring locking loop modification instructions
SB PSB120399

Maincontainer Closing Loop Retainer(ref APF SB 981001A)
SB PSB20000302

Re: Maincontainer Closing Loop Retainer(ref APF SB 981001A)
SB PSB20000302 Announcement

Sigma "Detachable" Drogue Bridle Modification
SB PSB20020614

Skyhook Packing Instructions
SB PSB20030611

Removal of RSL Ball for Sigma Skyhook mod
SB PSB20030903

Hip Rings and shirt stow rubber bands
SB PSB20030918

Skyhook.pdf.Manatory Inspection of Skyhook Assembly
SB PSB20031203

Relative Workshop (RWSSBLTN_230505) & Performance Designs (PDSBLTN_002) Inspection of Tandem VTC-III Reserves (VR-360) A Line Attachments and steering lines.
SB 230505 23rd May 2005
Tandem Loop Style Reserve Ripcords SB 300107    SB 300107  30th January 2007   
Aviacom Argus AAD Installation in UPT products
SB 20110322 22nd March 2011
Inspection of top diagonal attachment point - all Vector 3 Sport and SE Student Harness/Containers
SB 20110523 23rd May 2011
Inspection of top diagonal attachment point on all Sigma Sport Tandem Systems
SB 20111109 9th November 2011
Removal of Support Washer from Reserve Staging Loop
SB 20121106 Rev 1 6th November 2012
Retractable Y-Strap Modification to Tandem Student Harness
SB 20132005 20th May 2013
Excessive urethane coating on spectra reserve ripcord    SB 2015-1  24th June 2015   

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Velocity Sports Equipment


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Infinity Cutter Location Change - Supplement to Owner's Manual (Not an SB)
Cutter Change 2009
Main Riser, Locking Loop Wear
SB VSESB001 1st June 2013

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Vigil AADs (Advanced Aerospace Design)


RAC Bulletin type/number Issue date
Recall of all AADs following ground activations due to static electricity SB#1
SB #1 31st March 2004
Re: SB#1A-further to SB#1
SB #1A-Further to SB#1 22 April 2004
Replacement of Damaged Cutters and Loops Vigil AAD SB#2
SB PSB#2 18th April 2006
Cutters with Plactic Insert Vigil PSB-3
SB PSB-3 21st February 2007
Information Bulletin: Vigil Cutters 5th June 2008
IB Cutters 5th June 2008
Information Bulletin: Vigil Airborne Status and Manual
IB Airborne Status & Manual May 2009
PSB-5: Replacement of Vigil Cutters Type 3. 10th October 2009 (Includes APF SB 091110)
APF SB 091110 10th November 2009
PSB-7: Mandatory recall of some Cutters. Superceded by PSB-8
PSB-7 4th October 2011
Preliminary report prepared by the Royal Military Academy as mentioned in PSB-8 below
Re PSB-7 3rd October 2011
PSB-8: Mandatory recall of some Cutters. Supercedes PSB-7
PSB-8

20th October 2011

Information Bulletin: Vigil LCD Software version 2.20
IB 7th March 2012
PSB-9 Waterproof Inspection of Vigil II Multimode
PSB-9 14th June 2013
PSB-10 14 Hour Automatic Shutdown
PSB-10 14th June 2013
PSB 01-2015 Vigil Cutter recall (manufactured 03/2015 - 07/2015)   PSB 01-2015  9th November 2015   
Information Bulletin Battery Replacement Reminder V2016.04.27  IB  27th April 2016   
Product Advisory ADV-01-2017 Battery Replacement    ADV-01-2017 
30th January 2017   

Rigging Advisory Circulars

Contents

  1. Licencing - Packers And Riggers
  2. Standards - Equipment
  3. Parachute Canopies
  4. Parachute Harnesses And Containers
  5. Ripcords, Static Lines, Handles
  6. Deployment Devices
  7. Instruments
  8. Hardware And Release Devices

Licencing - Packers And Riggers

Rigging Advisory Circulars 100-199 cover Licencing - Packers And Riggers  

RAC Description Issue Date
101B Guide to the APF Rigger Examination 1st June 2003
102 withdrawn (May 2003)
103A APF Recognition Of Foreign Parachute Packer & Rigger Qualifications 1st December 1988
104 (reserved)
105 withdrawn (Sept 2001 – superseded by SB-APF010801-C)
106A Required records and documentation of parachute packing 1st January 1990
107A Manufacturer's product service bulletin format 1st January 1990
108 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB No 081014B)
109A Exemption from revalidation exam 1st July 1997

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Standards - Equipment

Rigging Advisory Circulars 200-299 cover Standards - Equipment

RAC Description Issue Date
201 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB 081014B)
202C PIA parachute canopy volume, area & weight 1st February 1995
203B APF policy for determining in-service life for parachute equipment 1st July 1995
204 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB 081014B) 2nd May 1990
205 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB 081014B)
206 withdrawn (20 Oct 2004)
207A Standardised nomenclature for ram-air inflated gliding wings 1st November 1986
208 withdrawn (18 Aug 1993)
209 withdrawn (18 Aug 1993)
210 withdrawn (18 Aug 1993)
211 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB 081014B)
212D Equipment defect reporting 12th September 2016
213A Parachute canopy fabric tensile strength, non-destructive test method 1st December 1989
214A Testing of parachute canopy material for acid contamination 1st December 1989
215A Compatibility of different components of parachute assemblies 1st December 1991
216 withdrawn (Dec 2000)
217A withdrawn (Feb 2015) (Recommended lifetime on Vector Tandem components- see UPT web site)
218B CASA tandem parachute approval 1st December 1995
219A Parachute Inspection Certificate 18th August 1993
220 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB 081014B)
221 withdrawn (Dec 1988)
222B APF Design Standard for flag assemblies 1st July 1995
223A Parachute Shop Southern Africa equipment 1st February 1995
224 withdrawn (superceded by APF SB 081014B)
225E Register of missing equipment 1st July 1997
226 withdrawn (Sept 2001)
227A Reserve parachutes fitted with an AAD 1st July 1997

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Parachute Canopies

Rigging Advisory Circulars 300-399 cover Standards - Equipment

RAC Description Issue Date
301A Steering toggles 1st November 1985
302 withdrawn (superceded by PA SB9403)
303A GQ Security reserve canopies 1st November 1985
304A Swift reserve recall notice 30th January 1986
305A Phantom diaper design change 1st March 1986
306A Slider stop check 1st August 1986
307A Pioneer reserve conversion to 4 risers 1st November 1986
308 withdrawn (Dec 1998)
309A Pioneer parachutes with dacron lines 1st November 1985
310A Rayder canopy (MR1 GQ 1265) 4th July 1986
311 withdrawn (01 Dec 1991 - superceded by RAC 322)
312 withdrawn (Dec 2002)
313B Sea-pocket removal 1st July 1995
314 withdrawn (01 Dec 1991 - superceded by RAC 322)
315B Phantom reserve kevlar reinforcing bands 1st July 1988
316A Finite life GQ emergency parachutes
317A Relative Workshop Tandem double-brake system 1st July 1988
318 withdrawn (01 Dec 1991 - superceded by RAC 322)
319 withdrawn (18 Aug 93 - superceded by RAC 217 - in turn withdrawn Feb 2015 superceded by UPT PSB 081893)
320A Riser brake locks - specifications 1st January 1990
321A Pintail main parachutes 1st December 1991
322C Parachute canopies and components subject to deterioration due to acid mesh 1st May 1998
323 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB9202)
324A Pioneer Hi-Lifter Tandem canopy reinforcement 18th August 1993
325A Raven reserve 'Bikini' slider 18th August 1993
326 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB9301)
327A Strong Enterprises: Defective Slider Stops 3rd December 1993
328C Glide Path Nova canopy recall 9th February 1994
329A Swift Plus Reserves with Spectra-lines 9th February 1994
330A Parachutes de France canopy line inspection 1st November 1994

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Parachute Harnesses And Containers

Rigging Advisory Circulars 400-499 cover Standards - Equipment

RAC Description Issue Date
401A Marking chest reserve containers
402A Strong Enterprises: Starlite Tandem, Universal Tandem and Combination Tandem 1st November 1985
403A SST reserve housing modification 1st November 1985
404A Classifier/Top Secret container system line stowage advisory 1st November 1985
405A Warp III modification advisory 1st November 1985
406A Strong Enterprises Combination Tandem reserve ripcord housing clamp 1st November 1985
407A Sky Supplies Mirage container modification 1st November 1985
408A Classifier reserve special notice 1st November 1985
409A Para-Phernalia Northern Lite III curved pin advisory 1st July 1986
410A Centaurus recall 1st July 1986
411 (withdrawn Dec 1998)
412 (reserved)
413 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB8702)
414A Vector reserve pin protector flap mod. for CRW 1st July 1987
415 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB8802)
416A SST Racer service bulletin 1st April 1988
417A Security 150, 250 and 350 Safety Chute securing of raw edge of riser web turnbacks 1st July 1988
418A Security 150, 250 and 350 Safety Chute fitting of riser covers 1st July 1988
419A Relative Workshop Tandem Vector harness leg strap/main lift web stitching 1st January 1990
420A National Parachute Industries Mirage harness/container main and reserve risers 1st January 1990
421A Cross connectors for front mounted reserve parachutes 1st January 1990
422A Sweethog Duece 2-pin reserve container-addition of reserve ripcord housing stiffener plate 1st December 1991
423C AAD's on Tandem parachutes 11th November 2003
424 (withdrawn - superseded by PA SB9302)
425A Closing loops and backing washers 18th August 1993
426A Teardrop and Zerox steering line guide rings 1st August 1994
427A Parachutes de France product service bulletins 1st August 1994
428A Cypres installation for Flexon & '94 Talon 1st February 1995
429A Strong Dual Hawk Tandem updates mandated 1st February 1995
430A Parachutes De France Atom harness inspection 1st July 1995
431A Dual Hawk Tandem Main Riser replacement 1st May 1996
432 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB9701)
433A (withdrawn May 2010 – superseded by SB-APF100520)
434A Vector Tandem Diagonal zig-zag Inspection & reinforcement 21st July 1997

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Ripcords, Static Lines, Handles

Rigging Advisory Circulars 500-599 cover Ripcords, Static Lines, Handles

RAC Description Issue Date
501A APF policy on 'blast handles 1st November 1985
502B Maximum pull-force for reserve and emergency parachute activation devices 1st January 1990
503A Chest Parachute Ripcords 1st November 1985
504A Talon reserve ripcord inspection 1st April 1987
505A Mirage and Magic reserve ripcord 1st July 1987
506C Reserve ripcord handle material) 1st July 1988
507 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB8803)
508A Cracked ripcord pins: Northern Lite III reserve ripcord 1st December 1991
509A Pull out pilot-chute (POP) modification
510 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB9203)

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Deployment Devices

Rigging Advisory Circulars 600-699 cover Deployment Devices

RAC Description Issue Date
601A APF Policy on bridle cords 1st November 1985
602A Para-Flite reserve 'Safety Stow' 1st April 1987
603A Static-line assisted pilot chute deployment 1st April 1987
604A Relative Workshop Tandem Vector drogue bridle stop tab modification 1st February 1990
605C Talon Skyhook pilot chute 1st May 2004
606 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB9101)
607 (withdrawn - superceded by PA SB9702)
608A Vector Tandem Double-Ended Drogue Release Riser Closing Loop 1st May 1998
609A Vector Tandem Automatic Riser Release Lanyard Installation “Collins Lanyard” 1st May 1998

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Instruments

Rigging Advisory Circulars 700-799 cover Instruments

RAC Description Issue Date
701 withdrawn 15 Nov 92
702 withdrawn 15 Nov 92
703 withdrawn 9 Feb 94
704 withdrawn product no longer in service
705 withdrawn 9 Feb 94
706 withdrawn 9 Feb 94
707 withdrawn 9 Feb 94
708 withdrawn, CYPRES servicing now addresses requirement
709 withdrawn - superceded by FXC SB 15 Nov 92
710 withdrawn - superceded by Strong Enterprises SB
711 withdrawn, problem an isolated incident

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Hardware And Release Devices

Rigging Advisory Circulars 800-899 cover Hardware and Release Devices

RAC Description Issue Date
801A APF Policy on 'speedlinks' 1st November 1985
802A APF Policy on 'rapide links'
803A Advanced Air Sports 3-ring riser inspection 1st November 1985
804A (withdrawn Aug 2001 – see SB-APF010801-C)
805B MS 70101 warning notice 1st July 1988
806 (withdrawn Aug 2001 – see SB-APF010801-C)
807 (withdrawn Aug 2001 – see SB-APF010801-C)
808 (withdrawn Aug 2001 – see SB-APF010801-C)
809B Replacing the RW-1-82/83 rings 1st January 1990
810B Lanyard release - student piggyback systems 1st October 1988
811 (withdrawn Aug 2001 – see SB-APF010801-C)
812A Northern Light - release inspection 1st April 1986
813 (withdrawn 1 Dec 98)
814A Roochutes 1" wide main riser recall 1st December 1991
815A Type 17 (1") risers with Reserve Static Line (RSL) configuration 28th May 1992
816A Strong Tandem main riser damage 14th November 1991
817A MS 22040 inspection 18th August 1993
818C Jump Shack Racer/Elite RSL Retro-fit 1st September 1995
819A TSE Tear Drop & Chaser RSL Retro-fit 1st May 1991
820A Relative Workshop Vector RSL Retro-fit 3rd December 1993
821 (withdrawn - superseded by PA SB9401)
822A Javelin Reserve Static Line 17th January 1994
823B Generic one pin reserve RSL Retro-fit 1st July 1997
824A Jump Shack SST/Racer RSL Retro-fit 1st November 1994
825A 3-Ring Release Cable trim procedure 1st July 1997

Australia Based Parachute Parts and Services

A list of lofts, parachute maintenance services and jumpsuit and accessory manufacturers and suppliers in Australia. (Alphabetical Order)

 

   Ben Nordkamp - Rigging

bennord@ozemail.com.au
BURANDA QLD 4102
Telephone: 07 38913325, Mobile 0418 154 119



COOKIE COMPOSITES

www.cookiecomposites.com
sales@cookiecomposites.com
Jason Cooke. PPO Box 3199 CLONTARF, 4019 QL
Telephone: (07) 3284 1952

 


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DOWNWARD TREND rigging

www.downwardtrend.com.au
Contact Brett Newman info@downwardtrend.com.au
3 Storie St, Clontarf QLD 4109 (Brisbane)
Telephone: 0400 011 331 – Office: 07 3284 0352



GATORZ PRECISION TUNED EYEWEAR 

Distributed by Way Cool Industries Pty Ltd. Ph: (08) 9242 2222
enquiries@gatorz.com.au
www.gatorz.com.au
Available at most skydiving gear shops


logo.JPG  GLH Systems - Rigging, Parts and Gear
www.glhsystems.biz
glhsys@gmail.com
7/45 Gladwyn Ave. Bentleigh East, Victoria, 3165
Contact Kras Bankov Ph: 0435 954 000



             
MARK DAWES RIGGING SERVICES
dawsey02@gmail.com

Mark Dawes - Mobile: 0402 745 676 Airlie beach


  Max Skydive and Rigging Pty Ltd

blueskies1978@hotmail.com
PO BOX 1457, CAIRNS QLD
Max Wallace - Mobile 0439 785 233 


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Mee Loft

www.meeloft.com.au
rigging@meeloft.com.au
Carina, Brisbane, Qld, 4152
Koppel Solomon - 0417 726 653
All parachute rigging services. Rental gear available.


 


iSkydive

http://www.iskydive.com.au/
On-line Log book service
Peter Davis



PARACHUTES AUSTRALIA Manufacturer of Talon & Telesis harness/container systems, Airforce reserves, Thinback & Slimpack Pilot emergency systems.           

www.parachutesaustralia.com/
sales@parachutesaustralia.com
22 BOSCI RD, INGLEBURN NSW 2565
Telephone: 02 9829 5355 Greg and Karen Sitkowski – Facsimile: 02 9829 1300


Para doctor Logo.png  PARAGEAR DOCTOR
www.parageardoctor.com.au
info@parageardoctor.com.au
7353 Brisbane Valley Highway, Toogoolawah, 4313, Qld
Contact Sandor (Motzi) MolnarTelephone: 07 5423 1159 Fax: 07 5423 1722


Precision Rigging

www.PrecisionRigging.com.au
Rory@PrecisionRigging.com.au
PO Box 92, George's Hall, NSW 2198
Telephone: Rory Hatchett 0412-908 071 


   Skysports

http://www.skysports.com.au
0416 253 639 Elderslie DZ, NSW
Kenton McLeod 


 

 Skywerx Aviation Systems

jo.chitty@skywerx.com.au
1 Carbeen Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.
Jo Chitty - Telephone: Mbl 0412 704 708 



SPIRIT jumpsuits

www.spiritskysports.com
mickle@planet.net.au
23 HACKETT ST, ULTIMO, NSW 2007
Telephone: Ph 02 9281 3558 Mobile 0417 438 329, Doug Mickle – Facsimile: Fx 02 9281 4224



TERMINAL SPORTS AUSTRALIA

www.terminalsports.com.au
olivia@terminalsports.com.au
Newcastle, NSW, 2290
Contact Olivia via email or phone 0408 659 402 


   Tony Maurer - Rigging

jumpportmac@bigpond.com
Lot 56 Lee Place, KENDALL NSW 2439
Telephone: 0428 471227



Total Control Skydive Gear            

www.totalcontrol.com.au
enquiries@totalcontrol.com.au
Telephone: Ph: (08) 9444 4699 – Mob: 0438 887 733 Grant Ball


 


WAY COOL INDUSTRIES           

www.waycool.com.au
enquiries@waycool.com.au
83 Main Street, OSBORNE PARK WA 6017
Telephone: Ph: (08) 9242 2222  Grant Ball



WHY SPORTZ

whysportz@bigpond.com
50 Ferntree Dr, BOMADERRY NSW 2541
Telephone: Ph 02 4421 4825 Roger Bird – Facsimile: Fx 02 4421 4825



WINDSHEAR RIGGING SERVICES

dixie@iea.com.au
69 Adrian St, PALMYRA WA 6157
Telephone: Ph 08 9339 6439, Mbl 0412 122 041 Graham Lee – Facsimile: Fx 08 9339 6439


 

Strong Enterprises Service Centres

Click Here for Strong Enterprises web site

Gear For Sale

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Classifieds - Updated September 2017

SPORTS EQUIPMENT
STUDENT / TANDEM EQUIPMENT / AIRCRAFT

ALL PRICES ARE QUOTED IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS (unless otherwise stated)

Instructions to get your advert posted.

If you want your ad to appear on this web page send content to the web site administrator on this CONTACT FORM. Include full name of ownership of the equipment, including APF membership number, even if an ex member. Important basic info of harness/ parachutes/ price/ contacts should be included i.e. the harness size, no. of jumps, colours, DoM etc.
Contacts - EMAIL WARNING: Email and phone contacts must be provided. BUT, emails are the favourite target of scammers, so if you do not want it posted, please advise. Read the Scammer Warning below.

Text of ads may be altered by the web site administrator prior to being posted on the web site. Ads will automatically be removed after ~3-4 months. You are requested to advise the APF if your rig is sold.

The Australian Parachute Federation accepts no responsibility for the Used Equipment sales, this is only a service provided for advertising on behalf of APF members.

More 2nd hand gear for sale at:

SCAMMER WARNING!!!!

A number of APF Members who have used the classified advertisements web page have reported that they have become the potential target of various attempted scams involving dubious financial transactions. Do not be taken in by these scams! Sell or buy your gear only from another APF Member who is a bona fide parachutist with a genuine interest in the equipment.

These scams have been going on for a while in the classifieds. They resurface from time to time. The scammers use different names and the exact form of the offer may vary. Here's some simple and general advice to protect yourself from becoming a victim:  

  • DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.

  • Be wary of anyone who requires you to only pay by Paypal. Do not provide your PayPal Email address, your full name or your phone number.

  • Be wary if you are advised you don't need to worry about shipment because the buyer has a pick-up agent who will also determine and secure the shipment.

  • Be wary if a higher payment is supposedly made than you asked for.

  • Be wary of any contact made to you from an on-line texting site.

  • Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer" or purchasing a "present" for someone else.

  • If you agree to accept a cheque payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the cheque cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent cheque then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the cheque.

  • If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is

  • ASK SKYDIVING SPECIFIC QUESTIONS of your 'buyer' to help ascertain their authenticity. Even ask for their APF Membership Number.

Conditions

This page is intended for the advertisement of parachute equipment for private sales from APF Member to APF Member. However, the web is in the public domain and may be accessed by anyone. Purchasers should take care before making payments and vendors should take care before parting with goods as no liability can be accepted by the APF. If you are in any doubt about the identity of a prospective vendor or purchaser, we would advise you to ask them for the relevant information to enable you to verify their identity.

The person placing an advertisement has sole responsibility for its wording and the advertisements are not endorsed or approved by the APF, nor does the APF check the accuracy of the descriptions of goods for sale. The APF accepts no responsibility for any negotiations that may result from these advertisements or for any loss or dissatisfaction, be it caused by fraudulence or otherwise. The APF reserves the right to withdraw any advertisement without giving a reason. No liability can be accepted by the APF for any error or omission.

The APF recommends any prospective purchaser of parachute equipment (i) to take advice from an instructor and/or rigger; (ii) not to make payment until the item/s have been inspected and deemed serviceable and suitable for the weight, experience, and level of skill of the purchaser.

Prior to buying (and/or selling) parachute equipment, have an independent person, qualified to make an assessment, determine and document the condition and suitability of the equipment on the standard P3 Form

BE CAUTIOUS!


SPORTS EQUIPMENT

$1900 o.n.o. NZ aerosports ltd. Icarus safire-2 : size 139,  DoM 11/2015. 1st owner, only 150 jumps since new, in excellent condition.
Call Christian Peric: mobile 0417 519 774
09/10/2017

ChristianPericSafire

Brand new Intrudair jump suit. It's never had it's knees in the breeze.
This suit didn't come with inside leg grips, which it should have, so Intrudair made me another one. Apart from that it's a very well made.
It was tailor made for me; I'm 1.7m x 63k.
$300. plus postage and it's all yours.
Call Guy 0419 223 836
04/10/2017

GuyTaylorSuitF
GuyTaylorSuitB

MIRAGE M2 (DOM 1996), new stainless. Main; Icarus SAFIRE 150 all purple, about 40 jumps on new lines. (I’ve put about 350 jumps on this canopy, apparently when I bought it there was already approx 500). Reserve; Micro Raven 143 zero jumps.
I’m 6’ tall and this rig fit nicely when I was 85kg. 
CYPRES 2 (4 year service due 01/18). Cookie G3 XL Helmet, green, about 40 jumps, no crashes. VISO 2 Alti, Larsen and Brusgaard, about 40 jumps, perfect condition. PROTRACK Ditter, Larsen and Brusgaard, about a billion jumps (mate gave it to me), fine and working condition.
Tony suit, blue and yellow, about a billion crashes but no major damage. Rig bag, looks like the container, very pretty.
$4000 for the lot ONO. Contact Garth on garthwadepepper@gmail.com or 0404 801 538
11/09/2017 

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Aerodyne Icon I4 D.O.M 5.5.2014. Smart 135 Reserve D.O.M 13.5.2010 (No Rides, 7 Repacks).
Skyhook, hook knife, Spacer foam, Magnetic Riser covers, fully articulated. 
500 Jumps. Sized for someone 192cm, 90kgs 6’4
Container $2,000. Reserve $1,000.
Contact Bryce on brycesellick@hotmail.com or 0400 279 804.
06/09/2017 

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Aerodyne ZULU 122. $1,990 AUD or best offer (plus shipping). Ex-demo Canopy now used in a second rig.. Green with Blue 'Z'. 
Date of Manufacture 28th March 2014. ONLY 150 jumps on it. Great condition and well looked after.
Contact: Marty 0450 902 616
01/09/2017

MartinLetchZulu122

PA harness and container (past manufacturer imposed service life), as pictured with Viper 160 main (pink and green), approximately 600 jumps, Airforce reserve including North Star altimeter. 3 large jumpsuits, one a Uragallo, all to fit a 185cm frame.
$500 for the lot, pick up in Canberra.
Contact Andrus Tonismae 0418 620 564
17/08/2017

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AndrusTonismaeSuitGreen
AndrusTonismaeSuitWhite
AndrusTonismaeSuitWhite-Yellow

Talon FS Rig for sale DOM 1999, main 115 Alpha, reserve Airforce 120, included 2009 CYPRES II. $3000
This is a small harness rig that would suit smaller frame females or males.
Will consider selling CYPRES II separately.
Contact Kate on j_katel@yahoo.com
09/08/2017

KateVaughanRig1
KateVaughanRig2

Main Canopy for Sale: ICARUS / 165 SAFIRE 2 (2011 / NOV.) 50 JUMPS. COLOURS: RED/BLACK/YELLOW (Slider Red)
Well looked after, always been packed inside, never been wet. Used as second Gear. 
Asking Price: AUD 2500,00 
Contact Michael ; 0432 526 517
07/08/2017

MichaelZumkley

1. Talon PA container fit for up to140 ft2 canopy, harness medium size. DOM 04.97. Reserve DOM 8.93. Burgundy /green-No jumps. Main-Icarus Extreme VX 99” Top/Bottom skin-Blackberry- Ribs-Orange 380 jumps! DOM -5.10. Canopy was lightly loaded 85kg including gear. Price $3000
Contact – Joe 0401 037 039 Melbourne

2. Centaurus Container by Nth America Aerodynamics. DOM 12.93. Reserve – Swift plus 175” white-no jumps. DOM 12.93. RL-16 Accuracy canopy 250” made in Germany. Colour- Red-White-Green with a Panasonic logo installed with black letters on the bottom skin. Around 900 jumps. DOM-10.98. This canopy equivalent with a Para-foil. As above canopy has won world championship in accuracy. Price $1000

Contact – Joe 0401 037 039 Melbourne skyjoe169@hotmail.com 
10/07/2017

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JoeDorkotaCentaurusF
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Talon Talon Icarus Extreme Centaurus Centaurus

Awesome velocity 96 for sale. 800 Jumps. 5 white cells then 2 grey with black ribs, line set practically brand new with 100 jumps (or less)
$1100 Email: blake.hooper@gmail.com Phone: 0432 172 054
15/05/2017

 
BlakeHooperVeloBottom
BlakeHooperVeloTop

For sale PD velocity 90, excellent conditions just over 1000 jumps new vectran 500 lines. $800
Contact Max Motzo on 0414 246 211 m.motzo@skydive.com.au
12/05/2017


Crossfire 2 139 DOM Dec 2015, approx 450 jumps due for a reline soon.
$2000.00 ONO
Contact Richard on richardfrankoo7@hotmail.com or 0407 130 499.
08/05/2017

RichardFrankCrossfire

STUDENT / TANDEM EQUIPMENT / AIRCRAFT

Tandem Canopy For sale. PD 240 Main Red and Yellow. DOM 06.09. 900 jumps on Main. Second line set 300 jumps. Was set up for double breaks but converted to single toggles.
$1200 ono plus postage. Contact Jonny 0414 566 697.
04/09/2017

JonnyGossPD340

REDUCED PRICE! Atom TM DOM 07/2000. 
Galaxy 350 reseerve /white/4jumps/ 09/2000.
Icarus 360 main - blackberry DoM 10/2000.
Student harness 10/2000
CYPRES 2000. Spare bridle+drouge. This is a complete TM rig had only 500 jumps. 
First owner last couple of years the rig is in a storage. No Damage on the rig.
Price $3000. Contact – Joe 0401 037 039 Melbourne skyjoe169@hotmail.com
05/07/2017

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Stolen Equipment

Updated Jan 2015

Most recent at the top.
The equipment below has been reported to the APF as stolen or lost.
Some equipment has been recovered over the years by an alert member checking with the office or looking at the list below.
If you are offered gear at a price that seems very cheap or by someone who seems to know nothing about the equipment have a look through the list.
It may save you a lot of hassles (and make some skydiver very happy).
You can also check gear at other sites on the internet...

Dropzone.com Stolen gear data base

USPA Stolen gear Notices

To report stolen gear and be included in this page contact the APF Office.


90. Reported stolen July 2017.
Rig 1. Container - Javelin #31234 DoM Jan 2007. Blue and green. 
Main canopy - Crossfire2 122 #9523 DoM 12/2006. Blue & Green.
Reserve canopy - PD 113R #038573. DoM 09/2006.

Rig 2. Container - Javelin #37672 DoM Sept 2011. Black with purple pop top & stripes.
Main canopy - Safire2 190 #21334 DoM 8/2011. Purple and teal stripes.
Reserve canopy - PD OPtimum 176. #005142 DoM July 2011.
AAD - CYPRES #69403 DoM July 2011.

Miscellaneous. 2 x rig bags. Altis Protracks. Optima Dytters. Cameras, helmets, jumpsuits, log books. 

Reported stolen July 2017 from house break-in Toogoolawah Qld sometime in preceding 2 months. Theft is subject to police investigation.
Contact Karen McEvoy on 0419 652 333.

 
TravisAslettJavelin
KarenMcEvoySafire
TBA
TBA
 Rig 1 Crossfire2  Rig 2 Safire2

 

89. Vigil 2 AAD Serial Number: #36723
The AAD was on a year hire to be paid monthly and there have been no payments for months and no response from hirer.
The unit was installed in a container that was owned by the son of the hirer, last reported to be back in Victoria from NZ.
As the hirer has stopped communication, this is now a civil court matter.
Should anyone come across this Vigil ADD, please contact Kenton McLeod, http://www.skysports.com.au

2014


 

88. Reported 20 October 2013. Sabre2 135 lost after cutaway at Skydive Australia Bridgewater DZ, Vic on the 19th Oct. May have landed in or nearby Loddon River. Suspected it was picked up by waterskiers. If anything heard relating to this canopy, notify Cecilie Alletorp on 0432744100 or cecilie_alletorp@hotmail.com or the police directly.

CecilieAlletorpSabre2

 

 


87. Reported July 2013. Javelin Container (Red harness, black/white container). The rig was used to secure a $ loan which has been defaulted. The loanee has refused to hand over the rig and this is now a civil court matter. Any one approached by an Australian Skydiver to buy equipment, should be aware that this equipment may not be legally owned by them.
Container: Javelin Odyssey serial # RSK-131936 DOM 08/2007
Reserve: Parachutes Australia AF120392 DOM 1/3/95
Main Canopy: Cross fire 2 119, SN 80156 (the container may be attempted to sell with a different Canopy)
Contact Mark Gazley, CI of Skydive the Coast, Sth Aust. 0438 148 490 markgazley@bigpond.com  

86. Stolen July 2013 (BASE gear)
1. Apex D.P Parachuting container in black stash bag. Black & Grey in colour with "Apex DP" on container. Serial Number being 5006142.
2. Parachute 'Flik-254' (stored in above container), serial number 2024/R22.
Stolen from the Kinglake area in Victoria. 
Contact Shane Sparkes on 0408 403 521
85. Reported stolen 09/06/2013Liam Cunningham 2LiamCunningham1
Container Wings -  Black, Blue and Grey. Main PD Saber1 190s/ft Green and Grey. Reserve Tempo 210s/ft white
Misc: Spare PD Silhouette 210s/ft main canopy, blue, grey & black. Blue Altimaster altimeter. Black commando skydiving gloves
CYPRES 2. Logbook. Suunto vector watch. Blue neck warmer. Adidas free-runner shoes. Cookie Ozone carbon fibre helmet. Pro-track audible altimeter
Freefly jumpsuit, white, blue, black
Lost/stolen between Marong and the Calder freeway in Victoria, 9th June 2013
Contact Liam: liam.cunningham@ravinrecords.com (reward)  

 


 84. Reported Stolen 12/10/2012.
Container Javelin J4 – DOM 1993 – Serial 3953
Main Spectre 190 – DOM 06/2001 – Serial 004827
Reserve Raven II – DOM 01/1993 – Serial 02220265
CYPRES 2 AAD – DOM 06/2005 – Serial 17096
Misc: High Sierra bag, Cookie Grey G3 helmet,
Altimaster N3 black Red analog Galaxy altimeter.
Stolen from a car Emu Plains, NSW 2750 on October 12th 2012.
Contact Gordon 0411 733 726 or greyburn@gmail.com 


83. Reported Stolen 09/07/2012
Container - Javelin J1 Blue and Purple.
Main - Safire 2 169 All blue 300 jumps.
Reserve -  PD143 Reserve.
AAD - Brand New CYPRES 2 DOM 12/11.
Altimeter - Red Altimaster 3 glow display engraved with name of prev owner.
Stolen from Car in Adelaide, Sth Australia between July 1 and 8 2012.
Contact Zev Freeman 0403 761 698 or zev@zevelec.com.au 

 


82. Reported 22/12/2011
Container - Talon FS S/N 10750 Black and grey. DoM 2004
Main - Safire2 159 S/N 901079144 Black and grey. DoM 2004
Reserve - Airforce 180 S/N 1539 Blue DoM 2004
AAD - CYPRES S/N 04853
Contact Laura Barrow 0422 600 669 or laurarbarrow@yahoo.com.au 

 

 


81. Reported 04/10/2010
Paratec RAGE 107sqft Color- Orange with cell 7 grey and cell 8 black. Javelin D-bag and black pilot chute with purple soft hacky Black Wings risers, with a modification on the toggles- both have a straight pin locking the toggle down to the riser.

Contact Simon Guthrie on 0407 899 074


80. Reported 12/03/2009

PA Slimpack 2 Pilots Rig. Red with gold trim and gold harness. BLTS embroidery in Gold on shoulder. Aerolite Canopy. Sheepskin (black) comfort cover.

Contact Steve on releze@bigpond.com or 0405 150 069


79. Reported 25/11/2008

Container - Talon 2 serial no: 10540, made by Rigging Inovations Jan 98, Blue and white red trim, with flap over spandix pouch. Number 18 on shoulder.

Main - Heatwave 120 red with off-set white cell.

Reserve - Tempo 120, 188968

AAD - Cypres 2 (serial no: TBA)

Jumpsuit black, grey, red grips, Hillman Farm Skydivers eagle patch on knee.

Alti - silver

camera case

Sony PC 9 .45 lens

canon EOS 350D, lens 24/75 ?

Batterys, chargers, remote switch, tapes, etc.

Contact Kath or Peter 0439 330 995


78. Reported September 2007 - article

Stolen rigs from Irish Parachute Club - List here


77. Reported 24/09/2006

Container - Vector 3 black 34084 made on 28 January 1997.

Main - Sabre 150 06043 made in June 1993.

Reserve - Tempo 150 156625 made on 15 February 1996.

Vigil E 600 made in July 2005.

Contact: Bart Liesmons, Belgium, liesmonsbart@yahoo.com


76. Reported 11/09/2006

Container - Talon FS-5, all red with black trim & webbing.

Main - Safire 170, dark blue, white, lime green, white, dark blue..

Reserve - Airforce 160

Cypres2 s/n 21837

Contact 0402 465 451. Kiel Stuart


75. Reported 25/12/2003

Container - Atom 00, s/n HG005, colour, .

Main - Stiletto 135, colour .

Reserve - Techno 128, s/n HB020B, DoM 4/98.

Cypres 50F01C615DCA22 20 2-98

Contact 0409 585 494. Donovan Casey


74. Reported 25/12/2003

Container - Talon 3, s/n 10577, colour, Blue/yellow.

Main - Stiletto 135, colour .

Reserve - Airforce 120, s/n 1364, DoM 12/01.

Cypres 5130C9655FCB22 00 10-01

Contact 0409 585 494. Donovan Casey


73. Reported 25/12/2003

Container - Vector 3, s/n 32825, colour, .

Main - Stiletto 135, colour .

Reserve - Tempo 120, s/n 160734, DoM 7/97.

Cypres 51001C615ECA22 40 2-98

Contact 0409 585 494. Donovan Casey


72. Reported 01/08/2003

Container - PA Thinback S005-HS-1, colour, Black.

Reserve - PA 26' LoPo, s/n 054,

Missing from the Orana soaring club, if found please contact Keith Dixon or Anne Elliot Ph/fx 02 6889 1229, annell@hwy.com.au. Orana Soaring Club, Narromine


71. Reported 26/01/2003

Container - Javelin NJ, s/n 17586, colour, Black/purple parapack.

Main - prototype, no markings, no warning panel, 66 sq.ft, cross-braced, colour blue.

Reserve - Microraven 120, s/n 28422603, DoM Jan 94.

Cypres, sn 6061345E5DC922 00, DoM 14/94

phone - 0427 713 333. Ewan - base638@yahoo.co.nz


70. Reported 12/01/2003

Container - PA Slimpack, s/n 13453, colour, Blue.

Reserve - Pioneer 26 ft Lo-Po, s/n 13453, DoM late '70s.

(not sure if the S/N is the parachute or harness?)

A reward will be offered for any information leading to its return. Contact 0411 204 433 or david.clampett@sccn.co.nz. David Clampett


69. Reported 02/04/2002

Container - PA Thinback S005, s/n 118,

Reserve - PA 26' LoPo, s/n 425, DoM Nov;86.

Misplaced/stolen? ref Sandy Allan 02 4964 8820

Belongs to Aeropelican


68. Reported 15/02/2002

Container - Vector, colour black.

Main - PD 190, colour purple, blue and pink.

Reserve - PD 160, s/n 160R5371,

Cypres s/n 3080F85F5DC92200

Barry Redman - b_redman_trustek@hotmail.com


67. Reported 01/09/2000

Container - Talon, s/n 9863, colour, Grey, orange top flaps, white reserve container.

Main - BT 50, colour Yellow, Blue Nike boomerang.

Reserve - Airforce 140, s/n 633, DoM 01/97.

07 5446 3537. Mason Frickman


66. Reported 12/01/2002

Container - Talon 2, s/n 10158, colour, black, white & purple.

Main - Safire 135, colour yellow and blue.

Reserve - Airforce 140, s/n 873, DoM 1998.

Cypres, 1yr old.

Hm 02 9631 9931. Pat Slater


65. Reported 01/01/2002

Container - Javelin (sm), s/n , colour, Black w/ blue trim.

Main - Jyro Beta 130, colour Pink w/ offset blue stripe.

Reserve - Micro Raven 135, s/n 2932 21481, DoM 7/93.

Cypres, 1-pin expert DoM '97, gear bag (pink and blue)

contact 0418 254 705. Andrew England


63. Reported 07/01/2001

Container - Javelin J4, s/n 12856, colour, Black/red.

Main - Sabre 190, colour.

Reserve - PD 176R, s/n 15129, DoM.

AAD Cypres sn 4011A8615ECA2220

Newcastle Sport Parachute Club


62. Reported 07/01/2001

Container - Strong Tandem Dual Hawk, s/n 805 041, colour, Blue/grey.

Main - Icarus tandem main, colour Silver/grey.

Reserve - Master 425, s/n , DoM.

Cypres TM sn 3110175eeca222t and student harness

Newcastle Sport Parachute Club


61. Reported 07/01/2001

Container - Vector Tandem, s/n 11941, colour, Blue/grey/lt blue.

Main - EZ 384, colour.

Reserve - PD 360, s/n 360217, DoM.

Cypres AAD sn 10H0695D5DC9213T and Student harness

Newcastle Sport Parachute Club


60. Reported 07/01/2001

Container - Strong student Hawk, s/n 405 172, colour, Black w/ red reserve flap.

Main - Manta, colour.

Reserve - Raven 4, s/n 04322505, DoM.

FXC AAD 19432

Newcastle Sport Parachute Club


59. Reported 07/01/2001

Container - Strong student Hawk, s/n 309 136, colour, Black w/ red reserve flap.

Main - Manta, colour.

Reserve - Raven 4, s/n 04322315, DoM.

FXC AAD sn16300

Newcastle Sport Parachute Club


58. Reported 07/01/2001

Container - Strong student Hawk, s/n 309 135, colour, Black w/ red reserve flap.

Main - Raider, colour multicoloured.

Reserve - Raven 4, s/n 04321909, DoM.

FXC AAD sn 13806

Newcastle Sport Parachute Club


57. Reported 20/11/2000

Container - Talon 2, s/n 10112, colour, Blue, white and black.

Main - Icarus Alpha 129, colour Blue, white w/ black ribs.

Reserve - PA Airforce, s/n 824, DoM.

Camera gear and a wing suit

Paul Baker - Ph 0410 476 947


55. Reported 08/11/2000

Container - Javelin NJ, s/n NJ 7800, colour, Black w/ 2 blue stripes.

Main - Stiletto 120, colour Navy blue end cells w/ white and turquoise centre cell.

Reserve - PD 126R, s/n 07720, DoM 12/94.

Cypres E1 s/n 1130E95D5BC621 30 DoM 9/93. Jumpsuit white, purple back turquoise grips. White Sit suit, short leg, blue wings. Blue packing mat, skydive logo. Backpack style gear bag, red and dark blue

Contact 0414 853 988 or ian@hord.com. Ian Hord


54. Reported 29/09/2000

Container - Javelin 101 C 18, s/n 13186, colour, White container with red/black diamonds.

Main - Stiletto 120,, colour lemon, blue, green.

Reserve - Tempo 120, s/n 193214, DoM 10.Feb.1999.

Cypres Expert / Feet / 2 REI Made: 04/97 40DIC4615CC82210 02/99 Battery

Please contact CPCB under tel.: +34 972450111 fax: +34 972450749 e-mail: www.skyrats.com e-mail: reinier@teleline.es. Centro Paracaidismo Costa Brava (Empuriabrava, Spain).


53. Reported 01/09/2000

Container - Talon, s/n 9863, colour, Grey, orange top flaps, white reserve container.

Main - BT-40 (BT-50?), colour Yellow, Blue Nike boomerang.

Reserve - A/F-140, s/n 633, DoM 01/97.

Household goods only. No AAD

Mason Frickman


50. Reported 01/07/1999

Container - PA Talon, s/n 9526, colour, Black w/ red/gold stripe, Martin Baker chest strap buckle.

Main - Sabre 150, colour.

Reserve - Hobitt, s/n 1776, DoM 11/88.

Cypres

Jasmin/Hilly


49. Reported 01/07/1999

Container - PA Talon, s/n 9721, colour,.

Main - Stiletto, colour Yellow.

Reserve - PA Airforce 140, s/n 482, DoM 12/95.

Cypres

Phil Onis


48. Reported 01/07/1999

Container - SST Racer Elite, s/n 25017, colour, Maroon and Black.

Main - Airforce 160 9 cell, colour Multicoloured.

Reserve - Hobbit, s/n 1824, DoM 5/89.

Des Dahms


47. Reported 03/07/1999

Container - Javelin NJ, s/n 9874, colour, Black w/ green and white.

Main - Sabre 135, colour Watermelon, jade and white.

Reserve - PD 126, s/n 12395, DoM 8/96.

christina_h@hotmail.com


45. Reported 01/09/1998

Container - Vector, s/n , colour, black with a rainbow stripe.

Main - BT 40, colour pink.

Reserve - Micro Raven, s/n , DoM.

Mark Hanley


44. Reported 19/07/1998

Container - Pigmee, s/n , colour,.

Main - , colour.

Reserve - 5-cell, s/n , DoM.

See also Tony Pullen and Mal Stevens. Kirstie Sinclair


43. Reported 19/07/1998

Container - S-18, s/n 083, colour, Black.

Main - Sabre 190, colour Maroon, maroon, silver,navy navy, navy, silver, maroon, maroon.

Reserve - X-228, s/n 909, DoM.

Cypres (not APSC) Altimeter

See also Mal Stevens and Kirstie Sinclair. Tony Pullen


42. Reported 19/07/1998

Container - Talon, s/n , colour, Black with Pink and Jade panels on flap.

Main - Reflex 145, colour Multi fluoro colours.

Reserve - Airforce 145, s/n , DoM.

Altimeter

See als Tony Pullen and Kirstie Sinclair. Mal Stevens


41. Reported 27/06/1998

Container - Javelin J5, s/n , colour, Dk blue, lt blue patch.

Main - Falcon 235, colour Dk blue, lt blue, cntr grey.

Reserve - Swift Plus, s/n , DoM.

gear bag, jumpsuit, altimeter

Adrian Smart


40. Reported 20/06/1997

Container - Javelin OJ/Jav, s/n 11812, colour, BOC & Flexring. Mainly Black w/ green poptop, blue reserve flap, grey reserve container.

Main - Sabre 135, colour Grey, Jade, purple.

Reserve - PD 143, s/n 11649, DoM.

Black gear bag

TINSLEY; John


39. Reported 28/07/1997

Container - Talon, s/n 9867, colour, Black and Purple, Pink and purple stripes.

Main - PD 135, colour Blue, White and Magenta.

Reserve - Airforce 120, s/n LS135 13651, DoM.

Gear bag - blue

Vicki - 08 9341 5806. Vicki Green


38. Reported 26/05/1997

Container - Teardrop 2 pin, s/n 5075, colour, Blue w/ flouro yellow pop-top and riser covers.

Main - Sabre 135, colour white and purple.

Reserve - Tempo 120, s/n 140979, DoM 02/06/93.

2-pin Cypres

Rob O'Connor


37. Reported 26/05/1997

Container - Talon, s/n A9523, colour, Black w/ blue stripe.

Main - PD 170, colour Top blue, btm yellow and a pink slider.

Reserve - Airforce 140, s/n 287, DoM.

David Nimmo


36. Reported 01/06/1997

Container - , s/n , colour,.

Main - Sabre 135, colour magenta top and btm surface w/ yellow ribs and burgandy stab. 550 microline.

Reserve - , s/n , DoM.

not stolen, lost in transit by Ansett. Parachutes Australia


35. Reported 26/03/1997

Container - , s/n , colour,.

Main - , colour.

Reserve - , s/n , DoM.

CYPRES AAD s/n 40F0 9161 5AC 622 50

STOLEN FROM THE FF FACTORY. VILLANTI, CHRIS


33. Reported 01/04/1995

Container - Pigmee, s/n 1403, colour, Blue/Light Grey.

Main - RAVEN 4, colour Blue/Brown.

Reserve - RAVEN 4, s/n 463002, DoM.

FXC AAD 12000 S/N 18065 DOM 3/92

CONTACT DENIS CAIRNS 03 6233547 B/H. MEREDITH PARACHUTE CLUB


32. Reported 01/04/1995

Container - Talon T6, s/n , colour, Smoke, black trim.

Main - Sabre-190, colour Rainbow.

Reserve - Raven-2, s/n , DoM.

Waterman, Kevin


31. Reported 20/04/1994

Container - S-18, s/n , colour, Maroon, grey. BOC throwaway.

Main - 235 Nimbus 9-cell, colour Two tone blue, mauve, white.

Reserve - 160 Airforce 7-cell, s/n , DoM.

Barigo altimeter with "Spud" painted on side

MURPHY, Ian


30. Reported 01/01/1993

Container - Talon;, s/n , colour, Black; rainbow design.

Main - PD Nine cell, colour Sky Blue.

Reserve - Raven, s/n , DoM.

Black jumpsuit; Barigo; Log; Soft hat; Goggles

GPO Box 937; Nowra 2540; 044-422 1001 ext 208. WATERMAN; KEVIN


29. Reported 20/07/1991

Container - SA Sprint (Wonderhog Copy), s/n , colour, Black; Blue Trim.

Main - RAVEN 1 (15 JUMPS ONLY), colour Pink/Green.

Reserve - PRESERVE 3, s/n , DoM.

AKAI VIDEO CAMERA

STOLEN ABOUT 7:30 PM FROM BACK OF VW. VAN NIEKIRK; BRANDON


28. Reported 25/02/1993

Container - PA Thinback, s/n 539, colour, Black.

Main - , colour.

Reserve - PA AEROLITE, s/n 171, DoM FEB 1984.

OWNERS CONTACTIBLE THROUGH KEITH PERROTT. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GLIDING CLUB


26. Reported 31/08/1989

Container - Vector, s/n , colour, Black/Gold with Olympic Symbol.

Main - PURSUIT 230, colour Black/Gold.

Reserve - FIRELITE, s/n , DoM.

SAMS; LAURIE


25. Reported 06/07/1991

Container - V5 Vector, s/n , colour, Black; Rainbow Starburst in reserve flap.

Main - FALCON 175, colour Rainbow; Grey end cells.

Reserve - RAVEN 1, s/n , DoM.

MULTI-COLOUR J/SUIT; BROWN FRAP HAT; ALTI ETC

SUNNIES; SMALL CHANGE & CASSETTES ALSO STOLEN. REDFERN; David


24. Reported 10/06/1994

Container - Vector Tandem, s/n 21961, colour, Light and Dark Blue.

Main - PD421, colour Rainbow.

Reserve - , s/n 3601300, DoM.

RAY CURRY


23. Reported 10/06/1994

Container - Strong Tandem, s/n 311282, colour, Black Lime Green.

Main - PD421, colour Black Silver and Red.

Reserve - , s/n 809, DoM.

RAY CURRY


22. Reported 10/06/1994

Container - Vector, s/n , colour, Blue stripes.

Main - PD 190, colour.

Reserve - RAVEN, s/n , DoM.

YES

RAY CURRY


20. Reported 31/10/1992

Container - TANDEM VECTORS x4, s/n , colour, All Black.

Main - 360 and 420, colour silver grey.

Reserve - PD 360s, s/n , DoM.

FOUR COMPLETE TANDEM VECTOR RIGS. NOTICE TO CLUBS/MEMBERS 09/12/92.CONTAINERS: 15371; 15372; 15373; 15374. MAINS (360): 360-600; 360-603 MAINS (420): 400-546; 400-596. RESERVES (360): 360-602; 360-605; 360-606; 360-804. PARACHUTE TRAINING SCHOOL


19. Reported 31/10/1989

Container - Pigmee 1, s/n , colour, Green with Bunnytail & SOS Cutaway.

Main - LIGHT CLOUD, colour Spectrum.

Reserve - X228, s/n 472/1423??, DoM.

APF LICENCES; LOG BOOKS & PERSONAL ITEMS

reserve serial number may not be correct. either 1423 or 1153??? - he thinks it is one or the other. copy of letter received on 1/2/91/4. RUTH 9/1/90. O'DONNELL; MICHAEL


18. Reported 15/11/1992

Container - Chaser, s/n , colour, Dark Blue/Red Pilot Chute Cover.

Main - CRUISELITE 230, colour Rainbow/Purple/Blue/Red/Yellow.

Reserve - X228R COM. GAMES LOGO, s/n P3.303, DoM.

STOLEN WITH 3 OTHER SETS GEAR

NOTIFIED BY CAROL PETRIE. NEIL MACPHEE


17. Reported 13/01/1992

Container - Racer Elite, s/n 40004, colour, Black; Yellow Poptop.

Main - PD 190, colour 4 Black; Yellow; Green; Blue; Pink Black.

Reserve - PD 160, s/n 0987, DoM DEC 1990.

GEAR BAG; ALTI 2; LICENCES; LOG; BLUE TONY J/S

McKELLAR; TONY


16. Reported 09/06/1992

Container - Vector; Woomera, s/n , colour, Red; White; Black; Black; Tan Flap.

Main - 2 X CRWTONS; 2 X X228, colour Blue; Red Stripe CRWtons; Gold 228'S.

Reserve - AIR FORCE; X228, s/n , DoM.

ALTI; GOGGLES ; BAGS; RISERS SLIDERS ETC

HAYS; GREG


15. Reported 26/05/1990

Container - , s/n , colour,.

Main - , colour.

Reserve - , s/n , DoM.

ALTIMETER; S/N 861101

no other details information supplied by letter from owner 6/7/90. HANLON; MICHAEL


14. Reported 31/05/1992

Container - Racer, s/n , colour, Pink; Grey Parapack.

Main - FALCON 150, colour Large ANZ Bank Logo.

Reserve - MICRORAVEN 150, s/n , DoM.

GREENING; LINDA


13. Reported 31/01/1995

Container - , s/n , colour,.

Main - PA PIGMEE 2, colour.

Reserve - , s/n , DoM.

FRENCH; GLENN


12. Reported 17/09/1992

Container - SST Racer Elite, s/n 49916, colour,.

Main - PD-190, colour.

Reserve - SWIFT PLUS, s/n R6-2831, DoM.

HERE FOR OWNER'S CONVENIENCE 17/09/92 *****

BARIGO ALTIMETER; 881863. Davis; Andrew


11. Reported 15/11/1992

Container - Pigmee, s/n , colour, Blue/Grey.

Main - X228, colour White/Blue.

Reserve - 26 FT LOPO, s/n , DoM.

NOTIFIED BY CAROL PETRIE - 3 OTHER SETS GEAR STOLEN. CROUCH; BOB


10. Reported 01/01/1987

Container - Pigmee 2, s/n , colour, Dark brown - Apple green trim.

Main - X228, colour Red White & Blue Equal stripes.

Reserve - NAVY CONICAL, s/n , DoM.

ALTIMETER JUMPSUIT LOG BOOKS RIFLE CAMERA ETC

COLLINS; Christine


9. Reported 09/10/1994

Container - Javelin j2, s/n 5110, colour, Electric blue; fluro pink; lemon.

Main - ICARUS 145, colour Fluro Lemon; Blue; Pink.

Reserve - PISA TEMPO 170, s/n 140875, DoM JULY 1993.

TWO OTHER RIGS (QV) + LOGS + OTHER MINOR THINGS

CYPRES EXPERT 3020D15E5CC7220. CHENEY; NEIL


8. Reported 09/10/1994

Container - Racer Elite, s/n , colour, Grey with pink trim.

Main - FALCON 195, colour Blue; Black; Grey.

Reserve - RAVEN, s/n , DoM.

2 OTHER RIGS (QV) + OTHER MINOR ITEMS

CHENEY; NEIL


7. Reported 09/10/1994

Container - S-18, s/n 093, colour, Black; red.

Main - X-265, colour White; Red Ettamogah Pub Mob.

Reserve - PARA-INNOVATORS WEDGE 22', s/n 802808C, DoM.

2 OTHER RIGS (QV) + VARIOUS MINOR ITEMS

CHENEY; NEIL


6. Reported 28/02/1995

Container - Vector, s/n 14633, colour, Blue and light blue.

Main - PD 253, colour Purple; Blue; Green; Gold.

Reserve - RAVEN 2, s/n F 02117133, DoM OCT 91.

CYPRES EXPERT DoM May 93 S/N I0AO E55D 5EC 921 10 AND ALTI II

BRIERLEY; JAMES


3. Reported 28/03/1993

Container - Racer Elite; rsl; tap, s/n 25211, colour, Black/Blue trim.

Main - ICARUS 160, colour Black/Green/Pink.

Reserve - PD143R, s/n 2896, DoM JUN 92.

BARIGO ALT. & CHEST MOUNT

SYSTEM HAS ONLY 100 JUMPS - IN AS NEW CONDITION. BERNIE STEVERMUER


1. Reported 25/02/1989

Container - Pigmee 3, s/n 1366, colour, Brown & Gold.

Main - Unit, colour All White.

Reserve - Aerolite, s/n 303, DoM.

nil

Owner not sure whether it's been misplace or stolen. been out of jumping for a while. ANDERSON; Steve

Rigging and Equipment

Service Bulletins and Rigging Advisory Circulars

SERVICE BULLETINS (SBs) contains APF, Manufacturer, PIA and a selection of National Parachuting organisation Service Bulletins; Airworthiness Directives regarding parachuting equipment from National Aeronautical authorities.

Rigging Advisory Circulars (RACs) that contain manufacturer advisory notices as well as general information about parachute standards and maintenance requirements as promulgated by the APF.


Australian Suppliers

Australian Suppliers of Parachute Parts and Services: A list of lofts, parachute maintenance services and jumpsuit and accessory manufacturers and suppliers in Australia


Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA)

APF Liability Insurance does not cover packing GFA member's emergency parachutes.

APF-GFA Associate Membership is available to APF Members and includes the following:

- Entitles the member to cover under the GFA’s Liability Insurance for the purpose of packing GFA members emergency parachutes
- Does not include voting privileges with the GFA
- Does not include subscription to the Soaring Australia Magazine 
- Must remain a member of the Australian Parachute Federation in order for GFA Associate Membership to remain valid 

For more information or to obtain an APF-GFA Associate Membership Form contact the FGA Membership Secretary. See GFA web site


External resources

Parachute Industry Association Website 

Dan Poynter's Para Publishing site. Includes a complete list of Parachute products

Parachute Manuals on-line This is an online collection of Parachute rigging manuals. The purpose of this site is to provide access to manuals in case the manufacturers are unable to be reached.

Efforts have been made to try to ensure that the latest revisions of manuals have been included, but you should always contact the manufacturer first to ensure you are using the latest revision.

Efforts were also made to include major service bulletins but it is almost certain some service bulletins are not on this site so you should ALWAYS contact the manufacturer to ensure you are up to date on the SB's before doing any rigging work. (Or consult the APF SB & RAC page above)


FAA Riggers Handbook 2015

FAA Parachute Riggers Handbook 2015


Automatic Activation Devices (AADs)

International Parachute Commission (FAI) AAD Guide 2006


CYPRES Airtec Web site  - (Includes Australian Dealers/Servicing Agents) USA web site

CASA letter re carriage of CYPRES AAD on aircraft.(Not classified as a Dangerous Goods within the ICAO definition for the carriage of items by air.


Vigil Advanced Aerospace Designs web site (Includes Australian Dealers)

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