BRITISH PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION ―
APPROVED TANDEM PARACHUTE MODIFICATIONS

ALL TANDEM MODIFICATIONS - in Brief

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 94

Protective pads sewn on to the Tandem Strong container at the side of passenger attachment points to prevent damage. (Cleared for all)
May 94

Change made to Tandem Strong drogue release riser as per drawing supplied. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Jun 94

The use of a Tandem Galaxy drogue and deployment bag on a Tandem Vector container with the modifications as presented. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Jun 94

Material tags added to the passenger anchor points of a Tandem Vector passenger harness. (Cleared for all)
Aug 94

To use a RSL changed to 1 pin system, change main closure from cable to pin on the Tandem Galaxy. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
May 95

Acceptance of Tandem Elite.
<--- 96

Acceptance of Tandem Aircare (Also see Riggers minutes, Oct 98)
Feb 96

Acceptance of Tandem Atom. (Also see Riggers minutes, Dec 96)
Aug 96

Use a Tandem Strong passenger harness with a Tandem Galaxy container with changes as presented. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Jul 97

For Red Devils to use yellow reserve handle on their Tandem Vector. (Cleared for all, but only if jumpsuit/cutaway handle blend in colour)
Sep 97

Acceptance of Tandem Ultra Next.
Feb 98

3 x Clearances specifically for Andy Parkin's Tandem Vector. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Jun 98

To use double Teflon cable to replace Tandem Vector curved pin. (Cleared for all)
Jun 98

Approval for 'Wings Unlimited' canopies to be used in Tandem Next systems. (Cleared for all)
Aug 98

Tandem Vector Student harness for use with Tandem Atom. (Cleared for all)
Oct 98

Approval of Tandem Atom for use with chest mounted secondary drogue handle. (Cleared for all)
Feb 99

To use a PD360 reserve in a Tandem Atom. (Cleared for all)
Apr 99

To use a Paratec Next drogue assembly with a Relative Workshop Tandem Vector Container system. (Cleared for all)
Jun 99

Strong Tandem system with the drogue release position as per Tandem Vector system. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Oct 99

Relative Workshop Vector Tandem Drogue into a Tandem Next system. (Cleared for all)
Oct 99

Tandem Vector type looped cutaway handle to accept a Next drogue release cable. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Dec 99

Any Tandem Main into any Tandem Container IMPORTANT See full wording in Part 2 - Tandem - General section.
Sep 00

To fit Paratec handle to Tandem Vector (only for Dave Ballard's and APA's Tandem Vector systems) (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Dec 00

To use a Vector 360 Tandem Reserve in a Paratec Tandem Next system. (Cleared for all)
Feb 01

To use Vector Tandem systems altered to the Paratec cutaway with secondary handle attached (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Feb 01

To use ‘webbing/tape handles’ to Tandem Vector passenger harness quick release buckles. (Cleared for all)
Apr 01

To use a Parachutes de France drogue system in the Tandem Vector System (Cleared for all)
Jun 01

Red Devils to use yellow reserve handles on their Tandem Next systems. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Dec 01

Acceptance of Tandem Sigma.
Jun 02

To pack a Paratec Twin 402 Tandem reserve into a Tandem Vector container. (Cleared for all)
Jun 02

Acceptance of Point Zero's "Tandem Vector rebuild" Tandem system. (Cleared for all)
Aug 02

Further details of above clearance. (Cleared for all)
Aug 02

To use a Next Harness Container System secondary drogue release handle with a Tandem Vector container (Cleared for all)
Oct 03

Acceptance of Acceptance of HOP Tandem Main Canopy. (Cleared for all)
Feb 04

Approval of Military version of a Tandem Atom rig, to be used for Student civilian use. (Cleared for all)
Jun 04

Material tags added to passenger harness quick release buckles on Tandem Sigma. (Cleared for all)
Oct 04

Material tags (as per drawings supplied) to be used on all Tandem student harnesses. (Cleared for all)
Feb 05

Correction of above as reported in original minutes (Oct 04) and proper clearance authority.
Apr 05

To fit a Paratec Next drogue pocket onto a Tandem Vector 1 & 2. (Cleared for all)
Apr 05

To fit locking pins to the snap hook gates of the Tandem Sigma student harness. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Aug 05

To fit locking pins to the snap hook gates of the Tandem Sigma student harness. (Cleared for all harness using same hooks as Tandem Sigma)
Oct 05

To allow RWS Tandem Sigma reserves to be pro-packed, as per the Tandem Sigma online manual. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Aug 06

To reposition the Strong Dual Hawk Tandem secondary drogue release handle from the right hand lift web position to the left hand lift web, as per drawings supplied. (Cleared for all)
Nov 06

Acceptance of Tandem TD400. (Cleared for all)
Aug 09

Changes made to Tandem Strong in Vector configuration (see May 94 above) with additional changes to cutaway pad and RSL area. (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Nov 09

Acceptance of 'small' version of Tandem Next (c/w Paratec 373 reserve), with differences to the RSL and Collins Lanyard area. (Cleared for all)
Feb 10

Removal of plastic bellyband buckle on the Next Tandem harness and replace it with a chest strap adjustable metal buckle. (Cleared for all)
Aug 10

Acceptance of Next Century Tandem container as a manufacturer's upgrade. (Cleared for all)
Feb 12

Change to RSL stitch pattern on Dual Hawk Tandem. (Cleared for all)
Sep 12

To add a Y strap to a Paratec Tandem Student Harness (Not cleared for all)
Sep 13

To retrofit leg strap bungees to Next Student Harness (Cleared for all)
Feb 14

Initial clearance of Strong Enterprises TNT Tandem system
Nov 14

Initial clearance of Ex-Military Vector Tandemsystem (SN 43482)
Feb 15

Initial clearance of Ex-Military Vector Tandem system (with Modifications) (SN 43491)
Feb 15

That 2 Aircare Tandem Student Harness (S.N.'s given) be cleared for use with the above Ex-Military Vector Tandem system (SN 43491) (but see below)
Feb 15

That all Aircare Tandem Student Harnesses (made to Paratec design) be cleared for use with all Vector, Paratec and Aircare systems (Cleared for all)
Feb 15

That a Red Paratec Next Tandem cutaway handle be acceptable on all UPT Tandem Vector systems (Cleared for all)
Feb 15

That a Yellow Tandem Vector reserve handle be acceptable on all UPT Tandem Vector systems (Cleared for all)
Feb 15

That the Next Student harness be used with all Tandem Sigma systems (and vice versa) (Cleared for all)
Feb 15

That the Sigma Student harness be used with all Next Tandem systems (and vice versa) (Cleared for all)
Jul 15

That Ex-Military Vector Student Harness systems (System #3 & #4) be accepted for use with Tandem Sigma containers (SN 52193 & SN 52194) (NOT Cleared for all)
Jul 15

General info applicable to Velcro on Next Tandem secondary release handles.
Nov 15

Acceptance of Ex-Military MTVC-3R (421)Tandem reserve canopy. Same approvals/limitations as sport 421 Tandem reserve canopy (Cleared for all)
Feb 16

Colour of Tandem Cutaway and Reserve Handles (Cleared for all)
Apr 16

Formal approval for 'all mains into all containers' for Strong TNT (Cleared for all)
Feb 17

Clearance for 'Y' strap mod to Paratec Tandem Student Harness as per Sept 12 meeting.(Cleared for all)
Apr 17

Clearance for new version of 'Y' strap mod to Paratec Tandem Student Harness as per Feb 17 meeting.(Cleared for all)
Apr 17

Initial clearance of SWS 'Fire' Tandem system.(Cleared for all)

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