CYPRES 2 Jan. 2017 revision
CYPRES 2 Quick Guide User interface basic handling instructions
CYPRES Servicing Center Submit a servicing form and track the status of your CYPRES during maintenance.
Used CYPRES Estimated Value Calculator
CYPRES 2 Service Bulletin - Jan. 2013 Important! Please check your CYPRES 2 date of manufacture before next use!
- CYPRES 2 Service Bulletin Addendum - May 2014 Addendum to Jan. 2013 SB
- CYPRES 2 Service Bulletin FAQ Answers to common questions about the Jan. 2013 SB
CYPRES 2 Service Bulletin - April 2008 Important: please check your CYPRES 2 S/N before next jump!
- Regarding the April 2008 Service Bulletin Info & clarification of the events leading to the service bulletin
CYPRES 2 Service Bulletin - Jan. 2008 General handling if selftest is unsuccessful
CYPRES 2 Lifetime Increase Units manufactured from Jan. 2017 have 15.5 year lifetime
CYPRES 2 Maintenance - April 2016 Turns from mandatory to highly recommended
- CYPRES 2 Maintenance FAQ - May 2016 Answers to questions regarding the maintenance policy change
User Selectable Activation Altitude Jan. 2014
Use of CYPRES Loop and Disc with other AADs April 2011 Rigging Notice
CYPRES Disc Update - Nov. 22, 2010 Info on the CYPRES closing loop disc
Rigging Safety Notice - Oct. 29, 2010 Important info for Skydivers & Riggers!
Documented CYPRES Saves as of Dec. 2014
CYPRES Activation Report Complete and return this form to either SSK or Airtec after an activation
CYPRES Rigging Tips The same Rigging Tips booklet that comes with the CYPRES Packer's Kit
CYPRES Cutter Codes Check your Cutter Date of Manufacture to determine maintenance & lifetime
The Philosophy of Reliability The reasons why AAD maintenance and lifetime are a must!
Missing / Reported Stolen List
CYPRES Cutter and Loop Facts March 2011
Facts on CYPRES AAD Technology Sep. 2005
CYPRES 2 Facts Sep. 2005
CYPRES 4 & 8 Year Maintenance Info Feb. 2002
CYPRES Design and Testing Report PIA TS-120 Format - April 2004
PIA TB-260 Listing of AAD approvals in FAA TSO'd rigs
Automatic Activation Devices Thoughts by Cliff Schmucker - 1992
USPA's Commercial Air Travel Guide Tips on traveling with parachutes
TSA information on traveling with parachutes Print and keep with your rig!
CYPRES 2 X-Ray Card The sanctioning international organizations have cleared the CYPRES for transportation either in your carry-on or your check-in luggage. Should any doubts remain, you can present your system's identification card to explain the pictures shown on the security scanner.
Visit Airtec: The CYPRES manufacturer's website
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Regardless of any advertising or other written, verbal, or perceived claims to the contrary, parachuting is a high-speed dangerous activity that can severly injure or kill you. In spite of everyone’s intentions, there is no such thing as perfect parachute equipment, a perfect drop zone, a perfect airplane, a perfect instructor, a perfect pilot, a perfect parachute rigger, a perfect packer, a perfect skydiver, or a perfect student, and each of these factors and others involved will likely fail to perform as intended on occasion, possibly resulting in grave consequences, including serious injury or death.
Parachuting is a privilege, and those who participate do so of their own free will and acknowledge the risks involved. In return for the privilege, they knowingly give up certain rights and agree that neither they, nor anyone on their behalf, will seek damages from any person or entity involved, including but not limited to dropzones, instructors, aircraft owners, equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
Automatic Activation Devices (AADs) are strictly backup devices and are not intended to replace proper training or timely execution of appropriate emergency procedures. Use of an AAD may even cause injury or death under certain circumstances. Prior to any use of an AAD, you must consult all relevant equipment manufacturers’ owners and operating manuals, and must obtain training from a properly qualified instructor to become more familiar with the risks involved and to ensure proper use of your equipment, including the AAD.
The “CYPRES” AAD has been on the market for over 20 years, has a near-perfect reliability record and has likely saved thousands of lives. Statistics indicate that its use tends to reduce the risk of serious injury or death. However, it must be understood that CYPRES does not eliminate these risks, and in certain rare circumstances it may even increase the risks.
The CYPRES is strictly a backup device which may or may not save your life or prevent serious injury. The CYPRES is an electromechanical device and as such, the possibility of a malfunction can not be excluded. The CYPRES does not open or deploy a parachute. It simply cuts a loop, which should allow the parachute opening sequence to begin. Because of many variables, this opening sequence may or may not occur at all, or in time to save your life or prevent injury. In an emergency, nothing, including the CYPRES, replaces your responsibility to activate your reserve parachute in a timely manner. If you, your family, relatives, or friends are not willing to accept these risks, please discontinue the use of CYPRES, and seriously consider taking up a safer sport!
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