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With limitations. Like Certificate B and above for a start.

"This extended-airworthiness inspection / repack cycle does not apply to parachute assemblies used for and during student, novice, or emergency descents. That is, reserve or emergency parachute assemblies used during student training operations – including the emergency parachute worn by the pilot of an aircraft - must continue to be maintained to a 6-month
inspection/repack cycle."

Note: Tandem ops are under category of student training in Oz.

This is step 1. Further review is on-going.

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alec86

The list so far

1 Year

Australia
Austria
Croatia
France
Germany
Portugal
Switzerland

6 Months

Belgium
Iran
Netherlands
South Africa
United Kingdom

180 Days

Argentina
Canada
Ireland
Italy
USA


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Denmark 18 months for licensed jumpers and 6 months for tandem and student.

18 months ? :o and what about the gear of manufacturers who state a maximum of 1 year? Do you consider national rule above manufacturer statement ?
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We only enforce National rules. So if you want to make a claim towards a manufacturer, it is your own responsibility to adhere to their recommendations.

The reason for 18 months:
In Denmark we have an annual inspection, that can be performed between October 1st through to March 31st. If someone gets a check October 1st 2018, he/she can wait until March 31st 2019. 18 months.

After several tests and data from manufacturers of canopies, we see that time spent in the freebag has zero impact on the fabric or the opening characteristics of a reserve. But packjobs has a HUGE impact on the lifespan.
Therefore we allow jumpers to let their reserve stay packed for as long as possible.
If the rig gets wet or the packjob starts to shift (mainly larger rigs) it is the jumpers own responsibility to get it repacked.

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In addition to the original question. I'm wondering how regulations around the world deal with foreign jumpers coming to jump with different packcycles.
As in: a jumper with an annual packcycle in his own country goes to another country with a 6 months packcycle, should he have it repacked to comply with the regulations of the country his visiting ???

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HansVanBael

In addition to the original question. I'm wondering how regulations around the world deal with foreign jumpers coming to jump with different packcycles.
As in: a jumper with an annual packcycle in his own country goes to another country with a 6 months packcycle, should he have it repacked to comply with the regulations of the country his visiting ???



In this case the annual pack cycyle would be respected. You can even jump a non-TSO'd reserve and container in the U.S., if you are a visiting foreign jumper.

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In addition to the original question. I'm wondering how regulations around the world deal with foreign jumpers coming to jump with different packcycles.
As in: a jumper with an annual packcycle in his own country goes to another country with a 6 months packcycle, should he have it repacked to comply with the regulations of the country his visiting ???

my rule of thumb is to get a fresh repack before travelling
scissors beat paper, paper beat rock, rock beat wingsuit - KarlM

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