Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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2018 Ends with Historic Metric

2018 Ends with Historic Metric
Monday, January 7, 2019

Since 1961 USPA has compiled every skydiving fatality in the U.S., except skydives conducted under military orders. Thirteen skydiving fatalities were recorded in the U.S. in 2018. That’s a historic low.

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2018 Collegiate Championships a Success!

2018 Collegiate Championships a Success!
Friday, January 4, 2019

The 2018 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships wrapped up Wednesday, January 2, at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. The competition, the longest-running skydiving competition in the U.S., drew 73 college skydivers from 13 schools across the U.S.

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Safety Day Logo (ZIP)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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Opt-In Required for License and Ratings Listings

Opt-In Required for License and Ratings Listings
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

As part of a new privacy initiative beginning January 1, new USPA members must specifically designate that USPA can share their accomplishments (licenses, ratings and awards) and contributions (donations to one of the four USPA funds) in print in Parachutist. New members must now also opt in for USPA to share their accomplishments and display their membership cards digitally through Sig.ma. Previously, members did not need to opt in before USPA listed their credentials but had the ability to opt out.

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Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The International Skydiving Hall of Fame honors those who “through leadership, innovation and/or accomplishments, have defined, promoted and advanced skydiving at the highest and sustained level.” Those who wish to nominate a skydiver for this honor should visit skydivingmuseum.org/hall-of-fame/ for additional information and a nomination form. The Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for 2019’s inductees through December 31 of this year.

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