Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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USPA Board Meets in Virginia

USPA Board Meets in Virginia
Monday, July 15, 2019

The USPA Board of Directors held its second meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Arlington, Virginia, July 12-14. The Virginia location gave directors, including those on the board for the first time, the opportunity to visit USPA Headquarters, an hour south in Fredericksburg, prior to the meeting.

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Online Rating Renewals Now Available!

Online Rating Renewals Now Available!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You asked, we listened! Finally, you can now renew your membership and ratings online at the same time with one payment!

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Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Link Between Spinning Malfunctions and Difficult Cutaways

Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Link Between Spinning Malfunctions and Difficult Cutaways
Monday, July 1, 2019

There have been five skydiving fatalities in the U.S. as of May 15 of this year. Four of those involved spinning malfunctions. To raise awareness of this problem, USPA is initiating an educational campaign: Don’t Delay, Cut Away!

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Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Five-Second Rule: A Time-Based Approach to Emergencies

Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Five-Second Rule: A Time-Based Approach to Emergencies
Monday, July 1, 2019

Skydivers and fighter pilots share a unique characteristic: Both can eject from their aircraft. They also share a common reason for fatal accidents: a delay in the decision to do so. In fact, according to the U.S. Air Force, it’s the single most common cause of fighter pilot fatalities. Similarly, in the past few decades, failure to cut away and pull the reserve ripcord in time has been a major factor in skydiving deaths.

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U.S. Skydiving Suffers Most Devastating Loss Since 1995

U.S. Skydiving Suffers Most Devastating Loss Since 1995
Monday, June 24, 2019

On June 21 a Beechcraft King Air with 10 skydivers on board crashed shortly after takeoff from Dillingham Field near Waialua, Hawaii. All 11 aboard the aircraft were killed in the crash. The recent Hawaii crash was the deadliest jump plane crash since the September 1995 crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air near West Point, Virginia that killed 11 on board the aircraft and one person on the ground.

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