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2021 USPA Safety Day

2021 USPA Safety Day
Monday, February 8, 2021

In 1997, Patty Chernis, newly elected to the USPA Board as a regional director, suggested that USPA create a special day to get jumpers current and prepared for the upcoming skydiving season. Now in its 25th year, Safety Day has grown increasingly popular, morphing from year to year to address current trends.

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Hard Openings and How to Avoid Them

Hard Openings and How to Avoid Them
Friday, February 5, 2021

A hard-opening parachute is certainly not a new phenomenon. Skydivers have been dealing with hard openings throughout the history of sport parachuting—particularly during the early 1970s when the first ram-air main canopies and the various devices used to try and tame their openings were developed.

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Saving Dillingham

Saving Dillingham
Monday, February 1, 2021

Each year, roughly 55,000 Oahu locals and tourists visit Dillingham Airfield to skydive, glide and fly.

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Jump Like a Pharaoh

Jump Like a Pharaoh
Monday, January 25, 2021

The country of Egypt has no civilian drop zones, but that doesn’t stop Skydive Egypt—a club of jumpers who are working to promote the sport in their country—from putting together spectacular boogies that feature jumps over the Great Pyramids of Giza.

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