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Friday, February 1, 2013

Whether it is a visit to a nearby drop zone during a weekend of normal jump operations or a long trip to a boogie or other special event, it is fun and exciting to head out for new adventures. But it can also be intimidating, especially if you are new to the sport and leaving the nest for the first time. A little planning and preparation will go a long way toward making your experience fun and painless.

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Safety Check | What are Your Priorities?

Safety Check | What are Your Priorities?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

During the ride to altitude at a summer boogie, an organizer noticed a twist in the lateral webbing on a jumper’s harness and informed him of the problem.

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Safety Check | 2019 Disciplinary Actions

Safety Check | 2019 Disciplinary Actions
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In 2019, the USPA Board’s Compliance Group received reports of 63 possible infractions of USPA policies that could merit disciplinary action.

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Safety Check | Guarding Against Hard Openings

Safety Check | Guarding Against Hard Openings
Saturday, February 1, 2020

A main parachute that opens quickly and hard can be extremely dangerous. A hard opening can break suspension lines, tear canopy fabric, and injure, kill or incapacitate the jumper.

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Safety Check | Letter to Santa

Safety Check | Letter to Santa
Sunday, December 1, 2019

My first year here at USPA as director of safety and training has gone by so quickly.

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