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Warning Paraglider harness Gingo Air light II EAPR-GZ-7251/09

SubjectParaglider harness Gingo Air light II EAPR-GZ-7251/09
The DHV has received several reports on difficulties in deploying a reserve parachute from this harness. Deployment problems occurred in particular when the harness was used in combination with a large volume reserve parachute and the deployment handle to inner container strap had not been shortened. German Gin-Gliders dealers routinely shorten this deployment strap when fitting a reserve parachute to this harness. Deployment is much easier with this modification when compared with an original harness. It cannot be determined if this modification to help reserve deployment has been performed on all harnesses of this model. DHV tests in the G-Force trainer confirm the deployment problems for the above noted configuration. The DHV wished to inform all owners of this harness model of this problem. Combining this harness with larger volume reserve parachutes (e.g. Independence Seven Up, Sup Air L etc.) creates higher deployment forces, which can become problematic if the deployment handle to inner container strap has not been shortend. See also the DHV safety advisory from May 2013. It is recommended to check whether the deployment handle to inner container strap has been shortend (with a knotted loop). All owners who have not already performed a deployment test to check the compatibility of harness and reserve parachute are recommended to perform this at a local flying school. Please contact your Gin-Gliders dealer in Germany or Austria should further problems or questions arise.

Gmund, 31.10.2013

Karl Slezak
Manager, Technical and Safety Department DHV


Gin-Gliders-Händler Germany:

Oase Flugschule
(Peter Geg GmbH) Am Auwald 1
87538 Obermaiselstein Tel: +49 (0)8326-38036
Fax: +49 (0)8326-38037

Süddeutsche Gleitschirmschule
(Martin Ogger)
Paragliding Performance Center Chiemsee GmbH Am Balsberg
83246 Unterwössen/Chiemgau Tel: +49 (0)8641-7575
Mobile: +49 (0)151-24-03 1776

Paragliding Tegernsee
(Peter Rummel) Tegernseer Str.88
83700 Reitrain Tel: +49 (0)8022 2556
Fax +49 (0)8022 2584

(Michael Wagner) Schwarzwaldstr 30
76593 Gernsbach Tel: +49 (0)7224-993365
Mobile: +49 (0)171-32 95 117

Hot Sport Sportschulen GmbH
(Günter Gerkau)
 Am Weimarer See 10
35096 Niederweimar Tel.: +49 (0)6421/12345

Gin-Gliders-Händler Austria:

Flight Connection Arlberg
(Penz & Partner GmbH) Jagdbergstraße 54
6822 Schnifis Tel: +43(0)5524 8439
Fax: +43(0)5524 843915

Flugschule Aufwind
(Anna Rehrl)
 8972 Ramsau Nr. 52
 Tel: +43(0)3687/81880
Mobile: +43(0)664/2249951

Flugschule Ternberg
(Hans Poscher) Bahnhofstraße 4
4452 Ternberg Mobile: +43 (0)664-4108408

Flugschule Steiermark
(Inh. Willi Friedrich) Karl-Morre-Strasse 59
8020 Graz Shop: +43 (0)316 / 573844
Mobile: +43 (0)664 / 2600 995
Fax: +43 (0)316 / 574318

Parateam Pannonia
(z.h. Hofer Robert) Weingartenstraße 12/4/2
7323 Ritzing Tel: +43 (0)650 47 35 477