| On one of those concerned gliders the
velcro fastening of a control spoiler detached in flight, as a result the spoiler broke.
The pilot could continue the flight with the damaged spoiler and land unharmed.
In agreement with the manufacturer Flight Design, Sielminger Str. 65,
D-70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Tel: 0049-711-902870, Fax: 0049-711-9028799, email:
email@example.com, the DHV has decided on the following precautionary safety
- The control spoilers have to be secured additionally.
- While rigging/derigging those concerned gliders, attention
has to be taken that the control spoilers are velcroed on
properly, and the velcro is neither dirty, nor old or worn out. Old or worn out velcros
have to be replaced.
The airworthiness instruction comes into force when
published in the NFGH (paragliding and hanggliding news). The safety measures must be
carried out before the next flight with the equipment.
The parts to secure the control spoilers additionally, and an operation
manual how to use them must be ordered by the manufacturer.