RIGGERS 05th Feb 15
7. STUDENT PARACHUTIST EQUIPMENT CHANGE PROPOSAL
A proposal from Nicky Johnston together with supporting paperwork has been circulated with the Agenda requesting that a Relative Workshop Tandem Vector reserve handle be coloured yellow and that it be cleared for use by all.
The method of change was to a change the handle colour by use of tape, unless manufactured in yellow as per original part.
Following discussion, the Committee did not foresee an issue of just changing the colour of a reserve or cutaway handle to enable jumpers that have contrasting colours, not to conflict. This was as long as it was a recognised handle and that it still carried the manufacturers mark in the event of a paper trail.
The Committee also felt that providing the above was applied, they could see no reason why similar individual requests involving colour changes to reserve and cutaway handles needed to be brought to the table in the future for acceptance.
Following discussion, it was proposed by Pete Sizer and seconded by Rick Boardman that the above request be accepted.
For: 9 – Against: 0 – Abstentions: 1 (Kim Newton)
Clarification of part of this clearance was requested at the Riggers Meeting of 4th February 2016. ‘It was therefore proposed by Rick Boardman and seconded by Paul Stockwell that individual requests involving colour changes to reserve and cutaway handles need not be brought to the table in the future for acceptance as long as it is a recognized handle and that it still carried the manufacturers mark.’