AAD Requirements:

AADs are not required, but highly recommended.

Per FAR Sec. 105.43 Use of single-harness, dual-parachute system:

"(c) If installed, the automatic activation device must be maintained in accordance with manufacturer instructions for the automatic activation device."
*AAD must be indicated on reserve data card with serial number and date of manufacture (DOM).
*AAD service must be logged on reserve data card, or be able to check service due dates on the AAD itself (available on Cypres II and Vigil).

Service Requirements:

Cypres (original)

  • Batteries changed every 2 years
  • Service every 4 years, +/- 3 months
  • 12 years from DOM life limit, +/- 3 months (last units should be obsolete Aug/Sept 2015)
Cypres II

  • Batteries changed & service every 4 years, +/- 6 months
  • 12 years from DOM life limit, +/- 6 months
Vigil I

  • "Batteries must absolutely be replaced after 10 years of use" (per vigil manual) or after 2,000 jumps, whichever comes first
  • 20 years from DOM life limit
Vigil II

  • "Batteries must absolutely be replaced after 10 years of use" (per vigil manual) or after 2,000 jumps, whichever comes first
  • 20 years from DOM life limit
Vigil 2+

  • Batteries changed every 10 years by Vigil America
  • 20 years from DOM life limit
Argus

  • CAN ONLY BE INSTALL IN MIRAGE, DOLPHIN, WINGS
  • Batteries changed every repack (180 days for US repacks, 360 days for foreign repacks)
  • Service every 4 years, +/- 3 months
Mars

  • 16 years from DOM life limit
  • User responsible for yearly check

Insurance

All competitors must have full third party liability insurance valid in the US and also have insurance to cover medical expenses in the case of injury and repatriation. In case of any problems please contact the organizers. Personal items and equipment are the participants' responsibility. Third Party Insurance may be obtained though www.USPA.org

Medical Coverage

A First aid and CPR trained person will be at the competition site during the whole event. Ambulance response is about 7-10 minutes. Travel time to the local hospital is 10 minutes. Life flight Helicopter response time is 15 minutes. Travel time to nearest Trauma Center is 30 minutes.

Safety Information, License, Gear Requirements

A valid FAI sporting License for 2016 is required. In addition to presenting your card at registration, you must be listed in the FAI Sporting License Database. It is recommended that you obtain the License a minimum of 3 months prior to the start of the competition.

Use of a helmet is not required, but it is strongly recommended.

To avoid complication and confusion, all reserve parachute systems will be subjected to a 180 reserve repack cycle. Therefore, each rig to be jumped during competition must be re-packed and inspected on March 17, 2016 or any date thereafter. For any TSO gear packed by a non-FAA certified parachute rigger a rigger verification form must be completed. You may find this form in Annex 1 of the Bulletin. The form must be completed and presented upon onsite registration for each rig. There are NO exceptions to this. Parachutes must be fully opened by 600m (2000ft) AGL.