BRITISH PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION ―
APPROVED TANDEM PARACHUTE MODIFICATIONS

CANOPIES ― MAIN and RESERVE

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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
Oct 03

Acceptance of HOP Tandem Main Canopy.
Aug 09

Acceptance of PD Phoenix 400 Tandem Main Canopy.
Nov 15

Acceptance of ex-military MTVC-3R (421) Tandem Reserve Canopy with same Approvals/limitations as of sport 421 Tandem reseve canopy .

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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 9th Oct 03

10. A.O.B

  1. Kim Newton presented a Student (Hop) Tandem Main canopy and she asked whether this equipment required acceptance from the Committee as the main canopy had been specifically manufactured by the canopy manufacturer for Student Tandem.

    The Technical Officer advised those present that the BPA Operations Manual states that only Tandem equipment acceptable to the BPA (via Rigger's Committee and STC) may be used.

    Pete Sizer stated that he was unaware that he needed to bring the Student (Hop) Tandem to Riggers before he could first use it. He advised those present that the Centre had used it for about three years and stated that extensive amount of jumps had been made at the Centre and they had found it to be a very suitable canopy.

    Following further discussion it was proposed by Pete Sizer and seconded by Kim Newton that the Student (Hop) Tandem main canopy be accepted for general use.

  2. For: 6Against: 0Abstentions: 2

    Carried

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RIGGERS 6th Aug 09

8. A.O.B

  1. A Student Parachutist Equipment Change Proposal Application Request had been received from Jason Thompson, a copy of which had been previously circulated. Jason had stated that PD manufactures a Sigma 395 for the civilian market. They also manufacture a Phoenix 400 for the military market, which was exactly the same canopy spec, the only difference being the name change to Phoenix. Jason had provided a spec for the 400, which had also been circulated in advance of the meeting.

    Following some discussion on this request, it was pointed out by those present that this canopy did not require the Committee's acceptance, as it already fulfilled the required criteria for Tandem main canopies.

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RIGGERS 19th Nov 15

6. EQUIPMENT PROPOSAL

  1. A proposal from Ray Armstrong together with supporting paperwork had been circulated with the Agenda requesting that ex-military MTVC-3R (421) Tandem reserve canopies be accepted for general use in the sport parachuting role with the same approvals and limitations as that of the sport 421 Tandem canopy that it was based upon. He stated that it was identical in construction to the standard sport 421 canopy with the only differences being aesthetic (colour) and the serial number prefix/model number.

    Following consideration, it was proposed by Ray Armstrong and seconded by Noel Purcell that the above request be accepted.

    For: 5Against: 1 Kim Newton)Abstentions: 0

    Carried

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