Monday, August 10, 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
  • Phone service may be limited.
  • Membership cards cannot be printed or mailed for the foreseeable future. Members can always access and print their updated digital membership card on their USPA account, and sign-up with Merit for their digital credentials.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Nationals 2020 Update (August 5, 2020)

USPA is still determining whether a 2020 USPA Nationals can be conducted safely and if so, how. USPA is exploring options while trying to ensure competitors in all disciplines/events have an opportunity to compete.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director

The results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Pacific Regional Director seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

Monday, August 3, 2020

USPA Seeks New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member to fill an upcoming board vacancy that will be created when Albert Berchtold resigns his national director seat this fall to assume the executive director position at USPA Headquarters.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Nationals Update

Due to continuing uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and after reviewing more than 450 responses to a survey of recent competitors, Skydive City Zephyrhills decided—with USPA’s full support—to decline to host the 2020 USPA Skydiving and Parachuting National...

Thursday, July 16, 2020

USPA Selects Albert Berchtold as Next Executive Director

Albert Berchtold, D-27832, has been selected as USPA’s next executive director, officially taking the job on January 1, 2021. After an eight-month search process, USPA’s board of directors affirmed the decision this week.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director

As of the June 15, 2020, deadline, eight USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of the Pacific Regional Director’s term on the USPA Board of Directors.

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