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Information Notice 2008-7

 Technical & Safety Information Notice No.   7/2008                                                              W.N. 20
 Date of Issue  10 October 2008 
 Subject Matter                 

Argus Automatic Activation Device (AAD), testing and approval for use in the Dual Hawk Tandem System 

STRONG ENTERPRISES, Product Service Bulletin # 29, dated September 5, 2008. 

Strong Enterprises Service Bulletin # 29 authorises the use of  Argus AAD, date of manufacture 05/2007 or later, and Dual Cutters, date of manufacture 01/2007 or later, when installed in accordance with the Dual Hawk Tandem Manual installation guidelines, P/N 510045, Rev. H. 05/08, Sec. 5.1 and Argus user’s guide. 

Note – Argus AAD is only approved for the Dual Hawk Tandem System when used in Tandem mode. 

The full text of Strong Enterprises Bulletin # 29 can be found on Strong Enterprises web site – www.strongparachutes.com 

Liam McNulty

IPC Technical & Safety Committee

10 October 2008 


 Strong Enterprises, 11236 Satellite Blvd., Orlando, FL 32837, USA. 

Tel. (407) 859-9317 ; Fax (407) 850-6978.

Web site – www.strongparachutes.com

E-mail – sales@strongparachutes.com 

 Acknowledgement  Thanks to the Australian Parachute Federation for bringing this matter to the attention of the IPC Technical & Safety Committee. 

 Technical and Safety Information Notices issued by the Technical & Safety Committee of the International Parachuting Commission (FAI) are issued as information and help to parachuting nations and their affiliated members.  The Information Notices are of an objective informative nature and there is no direct or implied criticism of any manufacturer or product intended.  The Information Notices do not claim to be complete. 

The Information Notices may result from:

  1. An incident or experience in the field being reported.
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  3. The issue of a notice by a manufacturer or by a National Parachuting Organisation.In the case of equipment being the subject of the bulletin the reader is advised to check with the manufacturer regarding the current status or position of that equipment. 

Technical & Safety Committee of IPC, IPC and FAI accept no liability for the use or misuse of any information contained in this Information Notice.  The reader assumes all liability.  

 The Technical & Safety Committee, International Parachuting Commission, can be contacted on e-mail -  lmcnulty@skydiveireland.ie

Liam McNulty, Technical & Safety Committee, International Parachuting Commission.

10 October 2008