Friday, December 4, 2020



A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

In accordance with government recommendations concerning the coronavirus pandemic, USPA headquarters is closed to visitors. We will strive to provide membership services Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, though some services may be limited.

  • The preferred method of communication during this time is email. Please mail your requests to
  • Application processing times: Memberships 1-2 weeks and Licenses/Ratings 4-5 weeks.
  • Online services available with no wait time: Join/Renew Memberships — Renew Ratings — Apply for B, C, D Licenses
  • Your primary membership card is currently available in your USPA profile for download and printing. If you would like a physical card mailed to you upon joining, renewing, or adding a license or rating, please ensure your USPA account reflects that mailing preference:

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Melissa Lowe Elected USPA National Director

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2020 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships Cancelled

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Gearing Up

This is my 144th and final Gearing Up column since becoming USPA’s Executive Director in December 2007.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Executive Director Update

Incoming Executive Director Albert Berchtold updates USPA members on matters of the organization. Learn more at OR Blue Skies!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

24 Years of Skydiving Truths

As I begin to bow out as USPA Executive Director, I want to share some skydiving truths that I have come to know. Some I’ve learned from others, some I had to learn myself, and many came to light in the course of working out problems and issues over 24 years at USPA.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

(Inter)Nationals Uploaded

Early in the morning on Saturday, September 19, the staff at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, logged into the DZ computer to see the first video uploads already coming in from DZs in the Eastern time zone.


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