RIGGERS 5th Feb 98
7. PARATEC HANDLE MODIFICATION THE TANDEM VECTOR CONTAINER – ANDY PARKIN (NOT CLEARED for general use)
Allan Hewitt gave the meeting, details of a request from Andy Parkin for his Tandem Vector equipment which he had recently acquired to be used with a number of modifications as follows:
- The equipment had been converted to have a Paratec handle
- A modification to the RSL: Instead of a ball on the RSL, a tab had been fitted.
- Instead of the drogue being attached through the deployment bag direct to the canopy, it now had the deployment bag which was attached to the canopy and the drogue which was attached to the deployment bag.
Some concern was expressed by those present with regard to the RSL being used with the tab instead of a ball being fitted. The meeting were informed that there were other systems in use with the tab fitted on the RSL instead of a ball.
After further discussion on this matter, it was proposed by Allan Hewitt and seconded by John Harding that Andy Parkin’s Tandem equipment be accepted for use with the above modifications.
For: 5 – Against: 0 – Abstentions: 2 (P. Walters, I. Curtis)
NOTE: This Clearance is for Andy Parkin’s Tandem only