Safety Notices

  1. Safety Note: Supair ALTIRANDO 3 harness

    Safety Note: Supair ALTIRANDO 3 harness

    If you have an ALTIRANDO harness from Supair, please take note! Two safety issues have been identified relating to the reserve parachute rotating inside its pocket and possible damage to the reserve pocket. 

  2. Safety Notice: Woody Valley X-Rated7 reserve elastics (1) 22.08.2018

    Safety Notice: Woody Valley X-Rated7 reserve elastics (1) 22.08.2018

    The elastic loops securing the reserve pins gradually tend to overextend, eventually compromising the reserve deployment of the XR7. There's a risk of one elastic loop looping over the other. A simple fix is recommended: make sure the elastics are no longer than 8 cm. Download the full safety notice (pdf).

  3. Safety Notice: Ozone Ozium 2

    Safety Notice: Ozone Ozium 2

    The faulty assembly of a Quick-Out carabiner led to its accidental opening. The pilot had dismounted both of the Quick-Out's release buttons and later re-installed them in swapped positions. Swapping the release buttons is dangerous! In the instruction manual, the manufacturer points out that the release button located on the opposite side of the installation slot must not be dismounted when attaching the carabiner to the harness.

  4. Safety Notice: Independence deployment bags

    Safety Notice: Independence deployment bags

    The faulty assembly of a Quick-Out carabiner led to its accidental opening. The pilot had dismounted both of the Quick-Out's release buttons and later re-installed them in swapped positions. Swapping the release buttons is dangerous! In the instruction manual, the manufacturer points out that the release button located on the opposite side of the installation slot must not be dismounted when attaching the carabiner to the harness.

  5. Safety Notice: Supair LEAF

    Safety Notice: Supair LEAF

    Supair have issued a safety warning regarding the possibility of some LEAF gliders entering parachutal phase when inducing big-ears in unaccelerated flight. Not all gliders are affected. For affected gliders a line kit will be made available to eliminate the risk of a parachutal phase free of charge. Read the full notification and safety warning from Supair for more details.

  6. Safety Notice: Supair Strike

    Safety Notice: Supair Strike

    Supair have published an important Strike Safety Notice about the Strike ultralight pod harnesses bearing the "A1" index and produced before May 2017. Strike owners should read this and take action immediately.

  7. Safety Notice: Ozone Ozium reserve handle

    Safety Notice: Ozone Ozium reserve handle

    This Safety Notice affects all original Ozium Harnesses (not the new Ozium 2). Ozone have received a report of a case of failure during a simulated deployment. The pins on the reserve deployment handles of all original Ozium harnesses may have been damaged during production. Action required: Mandatory Replacement of Reserve Handle

  8. Safety Notice: Advance EASINESS and EASINESS 2

    Safety Notice: Advance EASINESS and EASINESS 2

    The connection between the V-lines and the reserve on all EASINESS and EASINESS 2 reversible harnesses must be changed at the next opportunity. A replacement connection line can be obtained from ADVANCE free of charge from Advance. A routine spot check has revealed that the connection may not be strong enough. Other harnesses conform to their specifications and are not affected.

  9. Safety Notice: Skywalk Mescal 5

    Safety Notice: Skywalk Mescal 5

    A pilot reported that the seam of the webbed strap that connects the brake pulley to the riser tore during ground handling his Skywalk Mescal5. The seam may not be strong enough if it was sewn with too few stitches. This can reduce the breaking load to approx. 35 kg. This is adequate for flying, but may not be enough for ground handling in strong conditions and large deflection angles.

  10. Safety Notice: Charly Finsterwalder Quick-Out assembly

    Safety Notice: Charly Finsterwalder Quick-Out assembly

    The faulty assembly of a Quick-Out carabiner led to its accidental opening. The pilot had dismounted both of the Quick-Out's release buttons and later re-installed them in swapped positions. Swapping the release buttons is dangerous! In the instruction manual, the manufacturer points out that the release button located on the opposite side of the installation slot must not be dismounted when attaching the carabiner to the harness.

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