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The operator's fuel management policy, control of the flight manual and failure to ensure the aeroplane was being operated within its centre of gravity limits may be an indication of wider non-compliance issues. The Commission recommends that the Director takes the necessary action that ensures all parachuting operators are conforming to Civil Aviation Rules and operating safely
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Accepted. Following the accident, the CAA carried out a series of spot checks on commercial parachuting operations, paying particular attention to flight manual data and the application of weight and balance limitations. In addition to this activity, the implementation of Civil Aviation Rule Part 115 (Adventure Aviation) will require tandem parachute operators to be certificated, and enable closer oversight of such operations.
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