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SB#33 Aerodyne Main Canopy

by Rigging
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Superseded by SB#34

                                                                                                                                                                   ITEM: Aerodyne Tandem Main Canopy “A2” Sizes: 350, 370 and 389 use in the Dual Hawk Tandem System

STATUS: Optional. Strong Enterprises approves the use of the Aerodyne Tandem Main Canopy “A2” Sizes: 350, 370 and 389 for use in the Dual Hawk Tandem System under Service Bulletin 22, dated February 20, 1997.

IDENTIFICATION: Dual Hawk Tandem System P/N 103000 through 103005 with the two loop closing system.

BACKGROUND: Over the past 6 months tests have been conducted to ensure the pack volume, fit, and function of the Aerodyne Tandem Main Canopy "A2" sizes 350, 370, 389 in the Dual Hawk Tandem. After ensuring the packing method and pack volume were compatible with the Dual Hawk System over 30 jumps were performed solo, with sandbags, and with live passengers. Feedback from Strong Enterprises users was also taken into consideration. Throughout all tests the canopy performed as desired.

In accordance with Service Bulletin #22 the Aerodyne "A2" sizes 350, 370, and 389 Tandem main canopies are now considered an approved component of the Dual Hawk Tandem System.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 9,, 2012

DISTRIBUTION: Manufacturer, Dual Hawk Tandem Examiners and Instructors, Blue Skies Magazine, Canpara Magazine, 90Percent Magazine, USPA and Parachutist magazine, www.strongparachutes.com, www.facebook.com/StrongEnterprises