Monday, October 26, 2020


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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 2-3 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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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Should a Name Change be Considered?

Parachutes are beginning to disappear … or, more accurately, the word “parachute” is beginning to fade from use to describe our sport, replaced by the word “skydiving”. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Former IPC President Claude Gillard Dies at 92

Claude Gillard, an inductee to the International Skydiving Hall of Fame in 2012, passed away in his native Australia on August 3 at age 92.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Flyerz, Squirrel and Local Jumpers Pay It Forward

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of the many DZs located at the Aeroporto de Boituva in Brazil, approximately 50 parachute packers found themselves out of work.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Remembering Ray Capa

Nineteen jumpers do one last jump with their friend, Ray Capa, C-17275, releasing his ashes over the skies of Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Project 19 Launches App

On August 14, the Women’s Skydiving Network launched the Project 19 skydiving app to provide educational tools and resources to those training for large head-down formations, particularly the Project 19 women’s head-down record.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Ten Members in the Running for USPA National Director

As of the September 15, 2020, deadline, 10 USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of National Director Albert Berchtold’s term on the USPA Board of Directors following his resignation to serve as USPA Executive Director. The election...

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The United States Parachute Association is a voluntary non-profit membership organization of individuals who enjoy and support the sport of skydiving. The association is incorporated in New York and follows the by-laws contained in the USPA Governance Manual.

Membership in USPA provides education that enhances safety, benefits that keep you secure, and services to keep you skydiving.