Cypres 2 in AADs January 26, 2010 Until today I saw my Cypres 2 only twice, once when it was new and once when I removed it from the rig for service. No need for battery changes, no defects, no bugs and no damages. That 's why I consider the Cypres 2 as the best AAD on the market. All you have to do is switch it on and then forget it. The 4-year service is worth its money, as Airtec guarantees that all expenses are covered by the fixed service fee. And they guarantee the 100% working condition over 12,5 years, which means 100% reliability without hidden extra costs in that period of time. The maintenance shows the ultimate degree of perfectionism in saving our lifes: Everything is checked, calibrated and replaced if necessary: -temperature stability -air pressure sensors -power consumption -new batteries -functional check -cutter check -electronic shielding check -Softwareupdates -Hardwareupdates The absence of different jump modes is no problem for me, as I don't change the AAD between student, experienced and tandem rigs. It also results in less risk, because I don't have to care about me or other people which might change the setting by accident. When I have to change the mode sometime, maybe for swooping, Airtec will do it for free at the factory.