Thursday, January 4, 2018
The 2017 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships wrapped up Tuesday, January 2, at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales. The competition, the longest-running collegiate event in history, drew 82 college skydivers from across the U.S. As always, The U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy were well represented, as were the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Connecticut. Students also competed from Fort Lewis College, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas State University, Northeastern University, University of Georgia and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Despite some clouds and rain, jumpers completed at least the minimum number of required rounds in all events.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
THIS MAY BE OUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE SKYDIVING FROM DIRE CONSEQUENCES
The proponents of the bad idea of stripping air traffic control from the FAA, and handing it to a new private corporation are planning to have the House vote on their bill--HR 2997--next week. All of the general aviation (GA) groups, including USPA, are opposed. If you have not called your Congressional Representative and secured their "no" vote on HR 2997, please do so now!
Monday, October 2, 2017
Two weeks of non-stop action completed Saturday night at Skydive Perris in California, as the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships came to a close. More than 500 competitors from across the U.S. and abroad filled the skies over Southern California each day, vying for the title of national champion in multiple events—wingsuit flying, artistic freeflying and freestyle, formation skydiving, vertical and mixed formation skydiving, and speed skydiving. Skydive Perris proved to be a superb host, holding Nationals for the first time since 2005.
The final events—16-way and 10-way formation skydiving—were a fun finish to the excitement, with GKXP winning gold in 16-way and Arizona Airspeed taking the top spot in 10-way. Competitors, judges, staff and friends celebrated at the final awards ceremony and banquet poolside Saturday night.
Full scores are available on OmniSkore.com, and Skydive-TV’s daily broadcasts of all the action appear at skydive-tv.com. Look for a complete report in the December issue of Parachutist.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Arizona Airspeed is once again the national champion of 4-way formation skydiving, as well as the designated U.S. Team that will compete at the 2018 World Championships in Australia!
Formation skydiving has taken over Skydive Perris in California this week at the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships. With 73 4-way teams, the event finished in two days. After a tight race, Airspeed edged out SDC Rhythm XP for the gold in open. Ranch 2nd Generation claimed the top spot in advanced, with STF Vega XP winning gold in intermediate.
Following quickly on the heels of 4-way, 24 8-way teams took to the sky. The Golden Knights once again are the 8-way national champions and U.S. Team. In advanced, The French 8-Way Team won gold, and AF Rodisiac claimed the top spot in intermediate.
The two weeks of Nationals action will wrap up Friday and Saturday with the 16-way and 10-way events.
Full scores are available on OmniSkore.com, and Skydive-TV’s daily broadcasts of all the action appear at skydive-tv.com.
Monday, September 25, 2017
The 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships at Skydive Perris in California is the place to be this week! The artistic and vertical events—freeflying, freestyle, vertical formation skydiving and mixed formation skydiving—along with speed skydiving wrapped up Saturday. Some tight competitions and amazing flying made for an exciting few days.