A Woody Valley GTO light size XL harness was found to have an emergency parachute retaining cable ‘pin’ that was too short. All GTO light XL owners should read this safety notice to find out if it affects them and any action to take. This does not affect the GTO light 2, which has a different design.
Further to the safety notice issued back in August 2018, Woody Valley issued another similar safety notice about the reserve elastics on the X-Rated7 harness on 30.03.2020. All X-Rated7 owners must read and act on this safety notice before flying. The check and fix are simple and easy.
In randomized tests on the strength of T-Bones links, Kortel found a break at between 16 and 18KN. There is no immediate safety risk for solo use of T-Bone link harnesses/risers or even rescue/rescue risers. However, due to their non-compliance with the 24KN announced, Kortel are recalling and exchanging all T-Bone links delivered as a stand-alone product or with the Kruyer III since October 2019.
- Early production models of the Gin Gingo Airlite 4 and Gin Verso 3 harnesses have been noted to have issues with the rescue handle being too short. This may cause the handle to work loose after prolonged agitation of the...
- Supair have identified an ACRO 4 harness with missing safety stitching. One of the shoulder webbings was not correctly sewn with the ventral cross strap, but only pre-glued before the automatic manufacturing phase. Although Supair perform two inspections of their...
In two seperate incidents, A lines have separated in flight on the Supair SORA 42 tandem glider. While investigations are underway, Supair advises all pilots to stop flying this wing.
Important note for all Quick-Out karabiner users! Please observe the safety message Quick-Out carabiner 4.2019 and check your karabiners accordingly before the next take off. There may be Quick-outs in use which can release when only one of the two release buttons is depressed.
- Safety notes regarding the Acro Base System harness have been issued by Supair. These notes relate to a possible lateral adjustment straps tear as well as BASE parachute release system and handle solidity checks. Download the safety notes for Adjustment straps...
- This safety notice only applies to the first LIGHTNESS 3s which were delivered in 2018. If your LIGHTNESS 3 has a white label which says "LIGHTNESS 3" on the base of the reserve handle your harness is not affected by...
This concerns all Ozium 2 harnesses. There is a potential safety issue with the Ozium 2 reserve parachute pod and handle. The handle can become detached from the inner pod during the parachute extraction process. This could lead to a failure of the deployment system.