Start: 10 Sep 2016 - 17:00
End: 11 Sep 2016 - 13:00
To those planning to attend the SHGC bash this weekend, it is being postponed for one week due to the rain and gusty winds forecast for Saturday evening. The Summer Bash will now be taking place on Saturday 10th September, from 5pm onwards. There will still be a hog roast, beer, plenty of space for camping and the all important roaring fire.
Andreus will cook us fabulous food. Mark will stoke the fire, tunes will be played, beer and wine drunk on a balmy Autumn evening.
A faulty gin carabiner has been brought to my attention.
The internal spring has become displaced or suchlike such that it appears to close but has not actually engaged with the locking pin. See picture.
A lightness two lumbar strap failed in flight recently.
The harness in question had been SIv'd and had a few hours on it but was not in generally worn condition.
Please check your lumbar straps where they pass through the adjustment buckles.
Unfortunately only in French at present:
Approximately translated as 'the safety T lock buckles numbered in the S/N have opened unpredictably in flight. The fault is not visible. stop flying any harness so equipped now...'
Performing aerobatics over or in front of launch is a really great way to demonstrate that you are an incompetent muppet.
Take off, clear launch.
If you wish to perform acro, find an empty part of the sky well away from any launch or landing areas. Then confine yourself to that area until you wish to return to normal flight.
Check that the airspace is clear before approaching any landing area. join any landing pattern in an orderly manner. Do not spiral or wagga your way to the front of the queue.
DHV flying ban for many harnesses, several of which are not listed specifically below.
The DHV have grounded a large number of harnesses with chest straps using automatic T-lock and Click-lock buckles (HSi10) made by the company, Finsterwalder Charly. This concerns numerous harnesses made by Advance, Ava-Sports, Apco, Finsterwalder & Charly, Karpofly, Sky Paragliders, Skytrekking, Sol and Woody Valley, as well as some harnesses used for paramotoring.
We had a skyman emotion harness tear the airbag skyman when the reserve was deployed and the velcro tunnel for the bridle did not open fully.
The temporary recommendation is to open the velcro tunnel and extract the bridle from the parachute container to the curve at the hip.