Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Safety Day Goes Global

Safety Day Goes Global
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On March 10, skydivers across the U.S. and around the world made their way to one of the hundreds of drop zones that hosted a Safety Day event. Now in its 22nd year, Safety Day continues to be a favorite event that draws jumpers both new and old to the drop zone for a day geared toward making everyone smarter and safer. Whether attendees listened to presentations about managing canopy traffic and avoiding collisions, practiced emergency procedures (in a hanging harness using traditional methods or the virtual reality videos newly available on USPA’s website) or learned how a main-assisted-reserve- deployment (MARD) device works to extract a reserve, those who attended Safety Day thoroughly enjoyed it.

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NAA Selects Skydiving World Record as “Most Memorable”

NAA Selects Skydiving World Record as “Most Memorable”
Monday, May 21, 2018

Each year, the National Aeronautic Association selects what it considers aviation's most memorable records from the previous year and honors those records at an event near Washington, D.C. 

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USPA Seeks New Director of Competition & Records

USPA Seeks New Director of Competition & Records
Thursday, May 10, 2018

"In his four-year tenure, Randy has elevated USPA's stature in the world arena of skydiving competition and records," said USPA Executive Director Ed Scott. "We thank him and wish him well."

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Another ATC Win for Skydiving!

Another ATC Win for Skydiving!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The action calls worked and it now appears that the needed FAA funding bill will pass without changes to the structure of air traffic control. “Once again, we thank our members who made the calls in defense of skydiving’s airspace needs,” said USPA Executive Director Ed Scott.

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Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!

Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This proposal would pull ATC out of the FAA and move it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where a new Management Advisory Council, populated with airline interests, would serve as the ATC board of directors.

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