Wednesday, July 24, 2019

USPA In Action

USPA In Action

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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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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Updates on Online Rating Renewals

Updates on Online Rating Renewals
Thursday, June 6, 2019

The testing and soft launch of USPA’s new online rating renewal system are ending, and we’re poised to release this functionality for all members possibly as early as June 10. To facilitate online renewals, many supporting features needed to be in place, and you may have already started seeing changes on your USPA profile.

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USPA Approves Specified Round Canopy Jumping

USPA Approves Specified Round Canopy Jumping
Thursday, May 23, 2019

On May 23, the USPA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee voted to allow USPA members to jump with the U.S. round parachute groups that are recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration. USPA members may perform static-line jumps with these groups using the groups’ equipment at their own airport locations, at FAA-approved airshows and demonstrations, and at events in foreign countries governed by those countries’ aviation authorities. USPA specifies that these static-line jumps must be at a minimum altitude of 1,500 feet above ground level.

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Skydive Mountaineer Opens in West Virginia

Skydive Mountaineer Opens in West Virginia
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Skydive Mountaineer held its inaugural weekend May 18-19 at the Maley Field Airport in Shinniston, West Virginia. The new DZ is operating a Cessna 182, taking off from North Central West Virginia Airport in Clarksburg and landing at Maley Field.

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