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    "100 Years of Freefall" By Brian Hernandez   (Apr 2019) People Featured Photos Featured Art 100 years of Freefall

    “100 Years of Freefall”
    Colored pencil

    Brian Hernandez | USPA # 322723
    Lake Elsinore, California

    "Moe" By Dana Alenzi   (Jan 2019) Featured Photos Featured Art

    Watercolor and ink on canvas

    Dana Alenzi

    "Sunset Load" By Laura Dawson   (Oct 2018) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    Fused glass

    Laura Dawson
    lauradawsonglass.com

     

    "Untitled" By Christine Lewis   (Feb 2019) Featured Photos Featured Art

    Acrylic on canvas

    Christine Lewis
    Facebook.com/clewisdesignstudio

    "Untitled" By Josey Jones   (Mar 2019) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    “Untitled” 
    Acrylic on canvas

    Josey Jones | B-48775
    Toronto, Ohio

    "untitled" By Daniel Silva | B-49187   (Jan 2020) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    "untitled"
    Acrylic on drywall

    Daniel Silva | B-49187
    Huntington Beach, California
    danthehandymansilva@gmail.com

    "We're Awesome" By Rachel Kennedy   (Jul 2018) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    Rachel Kennedy | B-46618
    Clinton Township, Michigan 

    “100 Years of Freefall” By Stayesh Moghaddami Zamani   (May 2019) People Featured Photos Featured Art 100 years of Freefall

    “100 Years of Freefall”

    Colored pencil

    Stayesh Moghaddami Zamani | Age 15
    Tehran, Iran

    “100th Landing” By Sietske Dils   (Mar 2020) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    “100th Landing”
    Watercolor

    Sietske Dils

    “Anti-Gravity” By Ben Harris   (Nov 2018) Featured Photos Featured Art

    Digital

    Ben Harris | D-30873

    Salisbury, Maryland

    “Behind the Lens” By Hannah Borg-Ore   (Sep 2020) People Featured Art

    “Behind the Lens”
    Colored pencil and felt-tip pen

    Hannah Borg-Oré | B-52582
    Miami, Florida
    orehannah@gmail.com

    “Cool Swoop, Hot Sun” By Ismael Iribar   (Aug 2019) People Featured Art

    “Cool Swoop, Hot Sun”
    Digital illustration

    Ismael Iribar | B-45880
    Tallahassee, Florida

    gravitystudiollc@gmail.com

    “Daffy Dabs” By Benjamin Chandor   (Jun 2019) People Featured Art

    “Daffy Dabs”

    Ink and pencil, based on a photo by Jen Mackinnon

    Benjamin Chandor
    Artfullyinclined.com

    “Dog DayZ at the DZ” By Stephanie Bush   (Apr 2020) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    “Dog DayZ at the DZ”
    Acrylic on canvas

    Stephanie Bush
    Facebook.com/stephaniebushdesigns

    “Falling Angels” By Bobbi Faulkner   (Nov 2019) People Featured Art

    “Falling Angels”
    Acrylic on canvas

    Bobbi Faulkner | B-45202
    Cary, North Carolina

    sheskydives.com

    “Fly Free #4” By Lily Sayre | B-50998   (Feb 2020) People Featured Art

    “Fly Free #4”
    Acrylic on canvas

    Lily Sayre | B-50998
    Somerville, Massachusetts
    Skydiveart.com

    “Flying by Design” By Heather Weter and Karen Figenshau   (Aug 2018) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    Paint and marker
     

    Heather Weter and Karen Figenshau | B-47715 and A-80088
    Ozark, Missouri, and St. Louis, Missouri

    “High Altitude, Low Pull” By Shelrie Houlton | D-35229   (Dec 2019) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    “High Altitude, Low Pull”
    Mixed media

    Shelrie Houlton | D-35229
    Merritt Island, Florida
    shelriedawnsdesk@gmail.com

    “I Met Myself on the Mountain” By Kayla Perron   (Jun 2020) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    “I Met Myself on the Mountain”
    Ink on paper

    Kayla Perron | B-47722
    Orlando, Florida

    “Mike McGowan” By Rod Leisure   (Oct 2019) People Featured Art

    “Mike McGowan”
    Airbrush

    Rod Leisure | D-18726
    Arcadia, Indiana

    scratchart29@gmail.com

    “Natural Transition” By Annalisa Beery   (Aug 2020) People Featured Art

    “Natural Transition”
    Ink on paper

    Annalisa Beery
    annalisabeery.wixsite.com/faiththroughfreefall
    annalisabeery@gmail.com

    “Ski and Donna Dive the Hills” By Ebby Boehm   (Jul 2020) People Featured Art

    “Ski and Donna Dive the Hills”
    Acrylic on canvas

    Ebby Boehm | D-9410
    Bradenton, Florida
    Ebbyboehm@gmail.com

    “Sunset Swoop!” By Sam Holliman   (May 2020) People Featured Art

    “Sunset Swoop!”
    Colored pencils and pastels on paper

    Sam Holliman | USPA #300435
    Durham, North Carolina
    Sam.holliman@gmail.com

    “Swooping the Serenity” By Marina Kartseva   (Sep 2019) People Featured Art

    “Swooping the Serenity”
    Acrylic on canvas

    Marina Kartseva
    Marinart.land

    “Tandem Jump” By Cindy Guire   (Dec 2018) Featured Photos Featured Art

    Acrylic on drywall

    84” x 50” mural in the deli at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas

    Cindy Guire
    @artofskydiving

    “The Day Trip” By Colleen Mondics   (Sep 2018) People Featured Photos Featured Art

    Acrylic on Canvas
     

    Colleen Mondics | A-56684
    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
    cemondics.webs.com

    “Watching My Opening” By Heather Weter   (Jul 2019) People Featured Art

    “Watching My Opening”

    Colored pencil

    Heather Weter | B-47715
    Ozark, Missouri

    Facebook.com/flyingmonkeyartanddesign

    Kiss Pass by Matthew Files   (Apr 2018) Featured Photos Featured Art

    “Kiss Pass”  
    Oil on Canvas

    Matthew Files | B-42132
    South Weymouth, Massachusetts 

    One Temporary Escape by Kayla Perron   (May 2018) Featured Photos Featured Art

    “One Temporary Escape”  
    Watercolor

    Kayla Perron | B-47722
    Winter Park, Florida

    The Perfect Nightlight by Timothy Uhl   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos Featured Art

    “The Perfect Nightlight”  
    Aluminum, brass and steel rotating sculpture with LED lights

    Timothy Uhl    |    A-79945
    Walden, New York

     

    Thumbs Up—Skydive Kentucky by Willard Gahart   (Mar 2018) Featured Photos Featured Art

    “Thumbs Up—Skydive Kentucky” 
    Charcoal drawing
    Drawing of Jeff McGrady during Leap of Faith Jump Day at Skydive Kentucky in Elizabethtown.

    Willard Gahart

    Forms

    2021-2022 Instructional Rating Manual (IRM) Evaluations Forms PDF (fillable)   (Mar 2021) Downloads Manuals Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    2021-2022 Instructional Rating Manual (IRM) Forms PDF   (Mar 2021) Downloads Manuals Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    A-License Proficiency Card (1 page) PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Licenses & Proficiency Cards
    A-License Progression Card (ISP; 2 pages) PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Licenses & Proficiency Cards
    Application: B-D License PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Licenses & Proficiency Cards
    Application: Canopy Formation Award PDF   (Apr 2021) Forms Awards
    Application: Judge Rating PDF   (May 2015) Forms Judge Rating
    Application: PRO Rating & High Performance Endorsement PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings Demos
    Application: Tenure Award PDF   (Apr 2010) Forms Awards
    Application: USPA Membership & Rating Renewal PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    Application: Wings & Badges Awards PDF   (Apr 2021) Forms Awards
    Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card PDF   (Sep 2019) Forms Licenses & Proficiency Cards
    Demo Insurance Application and Notification Form PDF   (Nov 2020) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings Demos
    Incident Report Form PDF   (Apr 2019) Forms Incident Report
    Initial Application as a Foreign Affiliate Group Member (Non-U.S. Only) PDF   (Apr 2019) Downloads Forms Group Membership
    Initial Application for College Clubs (U.S. Only) PDF   (Oct 2021) Downloads Forms Group Membership
    Initial Application for Group Membership (U.S. Only) PDF   (Feb 2020) Downloads Forms Group Membership
    Proficiency Card: AFF Instructor PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    Proficiency Card: Coach Rating PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    Proficiency Card: Examiner PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    Proficiency Card: IAD/SL Instructor PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    Proficiency Card: Military Transition PDF   (Sep 2021) Forms Licenses & Proficiency Cards
    Proficiency Card: Tandem Instructor PDF   (Mar 2021) Forms Instructional & PRO Ratings
    S&TA Waiver Form PDF   (Apr 2018) Downloads Forms Waivers
    Waiver Request PDF   (Nov 2019) Downloads Waivers

    USPA Meeting Minutes

    2022 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Mar 2022) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2022 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2022) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2021 Summer Meeting PDF   (Sep 2021) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2021 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2021) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2021 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2021) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2020 Summer Meeting PDF   (Dec 2020) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2020 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2020) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2019 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2019) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2019 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2019) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2018 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2018) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2018 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2018) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2017 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2017) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2017 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2017) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2016 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2016 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2016 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2015 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2015) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2015 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2015) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2015 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Mar 2015) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    2014 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2014) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2014 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2014) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2014 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2014) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2013 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2013 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2013 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2012 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Mar 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2012 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2012) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2012 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2012) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2011 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2011 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2011 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2010 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2010 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2010 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2009 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2009 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2009 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2008 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2008 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Apr 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2008 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2007 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2007 General Membership Meeting PDF   (May 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2007 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2006 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Nov 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2006 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2006 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2005 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2005 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2005 Winter Meeting PDF   (Jan 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2004 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2004 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2004 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    2003 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
    BOD 2003 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2003 Winter Meeting PDF   (Jan 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2002 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2002) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2002 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2002) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2001 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2001) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
    BOD 2001 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2001) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting 2000-2005
    BOD 2000 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2000) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting 2000-2005

    Miscellaneous

    2013 DOT Opinion on Taxes PDF   (Jan 2014)
    Advanced Aerospace Designs Issues Reminders to Vigil Customers   (Dec 2019)

    On October 23, Advanced Aerospace Designs issued reminders of approaching deadlines for compliance with its last two service bulletins.

    After-market Tandem Risers MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP   (Sep 2020)

    PIA released Service Bulletin PSB-10092020 affecting after-market tandem main risers constructed with obsolete RW2 rings. All sport tandem main risers produced with RW2 rings, or equivalent sized rings, are affected regardless of the hardware manufacturer, the date of manufacture, the material type or the forging process used. This PSB does not affect "solo" main risers that use RW2 rings. Compliance is MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP.

    Article: 9/11 Aftermath Report PDF   (Aug 2016)
    Article: Angle Flying PDF   (Nov 2015)
    Article: Ches Judy Award PDF   (Oct 2015)
    Article: Gear Fear PDF   (Sep 2015)
    Article: Landing in a Tree PDF   (Mar 2015)
    Article: Safety in Numbers PDF   (Jan 2011)
    Article: The RSL PDF   (Jan 2014)
    Article: Water Landings PDF   (Mar 2015)
    Canopy Risk Quotient PDF   (Oct 2015)
    Canopy Risk Quotient LINK   (Mar 2020)
    Dermody Letter PDF   (Jul 2012)
    Dunn Letter PDF   (Jul 2012)
    DZO Memo PDF   (Jul 2012)
    FAA AC 105-2E PDF   (Dec 2013)
    FAA AC 90-66B CHG 1 PDF   (Feb 2019)
    FAA Airworthiness Directive for certain UPT reserve pin covers PDF   (Apr 2021)

    The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC (UPT) parachutes. This AD results from reserve pin covers (RPCs) catching on the parachute container flaps and preventing the reserve parachute from deploying. This AD requires modifying the RPC before the next parachute jump and replacing the RPC at the next reserve parachute packing. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

    FAA Proposal (07/03/12) PDF   (Jul 2012)
    Flight Planner   (Jan 2019)
    Huerta Letter PDF   (Jul 2012)
    Insurance Policy Summary   (Mar 2021)
    ISP Grid PDF   (May 2012)
    Parachute Landing Area Update PDF   (Aug 2012)
    Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift   (Dec 2019)

    It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to giving gifts of experiences instead of material things.

    Strong Enterprises Issues Service Bulletin for Tandem Drogue PDF   (Apr 2021)

    Strong Enterprises issued Service Bulletin #35 mandating inspection of the 3-ring attachment on tandem drogues manufactured between June 22, 2020, and February 2, 2021 whose last three digits of the serial numbers between 625 and 714. Status is MANDATORY. Compliance is IMMEDIATE – before the next jump.

    USPA Hangar Policy Comments PDF   (Jun 2016)
    Wingsuit Instructor Draft PDF   (Sep 2012)

    SIM Translations into Other Languages

    Language Translation Disclaimer

    Translations of the Skydiver’s Information Manual (SIM) are prepared by third-party translators in an effort to make USPA documents accessible to those who may not read English. The official and binding documents which govern USPA are the English versions. While good faith efforts are made to provide accurate translations, portions may be incorrect and may conceivably communicate incorrect safety standards. In addition, some terminology when translated may not be completely accurate due to language differences and limitations. The United States Parachute Association (USPA) shall not be responsible or liable for any errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translated versions of documents or for any consequences of any such errors, omissions or ambiguities, including personal injury or death. Any person or entity who relies on translated content does so at their own risk. USPA shall not be liable for any losses, damages or harm, including personal injury or death, caused by reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated documents or information. If you would like to report a translation error or inaccuracy, we encourage you to contact us.

    Please note the revision date of any translated copy you are reviewing and verify that it is no earlier than the revision date of the corresponding English version. Any edits made to the original English version after the translated version’s revision date would not be reflected in the translation.

    Chinese-English (Bilingual Version) – January 1, 2021

    Spanish Version – January 1, 2021