BRITISH PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION ―
APPROVED TANDEM PARACHUTE MODIFICATIONS

AIRCARE Tandem

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'PLEASE NOTE: Some previously recorded clearances have been removed. For the full wording, go to ‘PART 2 - TANDEM - GENERAL’ and see RIGGERS 15th Feb 01, Item 5, TANDEM MODIFICATIONS

DateBrief Description
May 92

Initial presentation of 'Aircare' Tandem to the Committee
Jul 92

Inspection report received from TSE about Nicky Johnston's Tandem equipment.
Nov 92

Acceptance of Nicky Johnston's Tandem equipment.
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Acceptance of Tandem Aircare (Also see Riggers minutes, Oct 98)
Dec 99Any Tandem Main into any Tandem Container IMPORTANT See full wording in Part 2 - Tandem - General section.
Feb 15That all Aircare Tandem Student Harnesses (made to Paratec design) be cleared for use with all Vector, Paratec and Aircare systems (Cleared for all)

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PLEASE NOTE: Some previously recorded clearances have been removed. For the full wording, go to ‘PART 2 - TANDEM - GENERAL’ and see RIGGERS 15th Feb 01, Item 5, TANDEM MODIFICATIONS

RIGGERS 28th MAY 1992

7. A.O.B.

  1. Nicky Johnston presented a Tandem parachute to the Committee which he had manufactured himself. The Committee requested the opinion of an independent Advanced Rigger to test stitch patterns etc. The equipment was being presented to STC that evening.
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RIGGERS 9th JUL 92

1. MINUTES AND MATTERS ARISING FROM THE RIGGERS MEETING OF THE 28th MAY 1992

7 (ii) T. Butler informed the meeting that a report had been received by TSE with regard to Nicky Johnston's Tandem equipment and stated that it had also been examined by an independent Advanced Rigger; Albert Hooker who was satisfied with the equipment.

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RIGGERS 26th NOV 92

3. TANDEM EQUIPMENT - N.JOHNSTON

There had been several questions raised since N. Johnston had been given permission to use the Tandem equipment manufactured by himself as it was now believed by the Committee that the reserve container differed slightly from the Vector system.

N. Johnston was present at the meeting to answer any technical questions regarding the equipment and informed those present that at the time he had stated that the pack was narrower, fatter and deeper, but that the actual volume had not changed although the reserve and main containers were slightly tighter the only result of which made packing slightly harder.

Nicky informed the meeting that he had completed 5 test jumps on the reserve section of the equipment and gave details of those he had completed to date. He also stated that he had now carried out approximately 60 jumps on the equipment carrying tandem passengers.

Some discussion took place regarding this item and some concern was expressed by those present that only 5 test jumps had been done on the reserve section of the equipment.

After further discussion it was felt that Nicky had fulfilled all the requirements asked of him by the Committee and it was therefore proposed by L. Thomas and seconded by J. Curtis that N. Johnston's equipment be accepted for use.

Carried

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RIGGERS 8th Oct 98

8. CLARIFICATION OF TANDEM MODIFICATIONS

The committee confirmed that Nicky's (Johnson) system was called ‘Aircare’ and that it had been cleared.

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RIGGERS 2nd Dec 99 & STC 10 Feb 00 (Safety Information 1/00)

Any recognised Tandem Main canopy into any BPA accepted Tandem Container. IMPORTANT: See full wording in Part 2 - Tandem - General section.

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RIGGERS 05th Feb 15

5. STUDENT PARACHUTIST EQUIPMENT CHANGE PROPOSAL

A proposal from Nicky Johnston together with supporting paperwork had been circulated with the Agenda requesting that the Tandem Student Harnesses manufactured by Aircare to the Paratec Next design be accepted for use on all Relative Workshop Dual Container Tandem Vector Systems.

Following consideration, Pete Sizer counter proposed, seconded by Kim Newton that the Tandem Student Harnesses manufactured by Aircare to the Paratec Next design be accepted for use on all Relative Workshop Dual Container Tandem Vector systems, Paratec systems and Aircare systems.

Carried Unanimously

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