Safety Notice: Advance Lightness 3

January 5, 2019

The new Lightness 3 reclining harness from Advance requires the rescue parachute container to be replaced. However, only devices of the first production series are affected. The new rescue equipment containers are identified by a white label on the handle. // Source: Advance According to a Advance safety notice, a flight school had noticed in a rescue training session that in a particular scenario, it was very difficult to trigger the rescue system on the Lightness 3. Advance has then reworked the design of the combination of rescuer handle and container (in the Lightness 3 they form a single unit). In harnesses that were delivered from the beginning of 2019, the new version is already installed. However, if you own a Lightness 3 from an earlier period, you must now swap the bailout container. Replacement is available through the Advance dealer. Whether a container of the new construction is already in the Lightness 3, can be easily checked: If the rescuer handle has a white label with the inscription Lightness 3, everything is fine.

This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in German.


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