Andrew Craig reports on a new departure in flight instruments
As the number, size and complexity of free-flight instruments increases, it’s refreshing to find one that goes the other way. Syride’s SYS’GPS is much smaller than my old basic vario, but does a lot more.
It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand; more relevantly, hook and loop fastener straps on the back allow you to attach it to your risers, a flight deck, or almost anywhere else.
A few reserve parachute deployment handles on the following Supair harnesses had a manufacturing defect: SKYPPER, EVO XC2, SHAMANE and SHAMANE FR. If you have one of these harnesses then you should download, read and act upon the full safety warning dated 15/04/2014...
Gin Gliders have become aware of that in certain test scenarios, deployment of a rescue parachute can become more difficult than in the static scenario used in the certification process. This is especially so with customers using non-Gin Gliders rescues with larger packing volumes.