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    2020 Jumpwear Photo by Pete Jabczynski | D-25812   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    Tim Carothers models the latest in 2020 fashions on the way to altitude on re-opening weekend at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.

    A Lofty Proposal Photo by Dalton Carvalho | D-25058   (Sep 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    While making a tandem skydive with instructor Iain Guthrie at Pepperell Skydiving Center in Massachusetts, Greicy Hoepers accepts a marriage proposal from Eliseu Matos, B-34200.

    Dalton Carvalho | D-25058

    A Record for Indiana Photo by Ted Freidline | D-31175   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    From left, Junior Melton, Dana Parker, camera flyer Dave Durant, Floyd Kehl, Chuck Surges and Al Lavine pose for the camera in October at Skydive Indianapolis in Frankfort, Indiana, after setting the Jumpers Over Seventy State Record for Largest Formation Skydive with a 5-way.

    A Truly Veteran Jumper Photo by Edward Heady   (Apr 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    Norwood Thomas, a World War II veteran who jumped into Normandy, France, on D-Day with the 101st Airborne Division, makes a tandem skydive with instructor Alberto Macias at Skydive Suffolk in Virginia.

    A Very Devoted Mother Photo by Eduardo Chavez Garcia   (Jan 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Tandem Instructor Francisco Nieto y Torres, D-37152, celebrates his 1,000th jump by taking his mother on a skydive at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico.

    Are You Ready for Some Football? Photo by Jeff Agard | D-16906   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Carl Chittim of Aerial Extreme Skydiving Team leads the way into Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers’ first home game of the season. 

    Ashes to Ashes Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Aug 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jumpers say goodbye to their friend Vern McGarry, D-7054, during his ash dive at Skydive Perris in California.

    Attending the Dance Photo by Kenyon Salo | D-25169   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Gary Mancuso flies a 1,000-square-foot flag into the 1940’s World War II-Era Ball, a community event and fundraiser at the Boulder County Municipal Airport in Colorado. 

    Back to Back Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153   (May 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jake Cormier and Jarod Orrell orbit one another over Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.

    Base Instinct Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Kevin Kierce leads the base down the hill during the Top Flite formation skydiving event at Skydive Perris in California.

    Beautiful Day by Timothy Parrant   (May 2018) Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Beautiful Day | Photo by Timothy Parrant | D-34622

    Matej Sakej lands his NZ Aerosports Petra 72 during a sunny winter day at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

    Best Friends Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Mar 2019) People Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Gian Franco Malinconi Reyes kneels down to greet his loyal companion, Frankie, in the landing area after a jump.

    Better Than a Gold Watch   (Jul 2019) Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    T.J. McGrath (center), D-3581, and his sons Tom (left) and John—who have both made tandems with their dad—get matching “blue skies” tattoos to celebrate T.J.’s retirement from the sport.

    Bras for a Cause Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Marian Sparks (center) founder of the breast cancer charity Jump for the Rose, makes a pink-bra-clad skydive with (from left) Marshall Madden, Greg Armstrong, Patie Duttlinger and James Davis during the Jump for the Rose Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

    Celebrating Flight Photo by Kristian Caulder | D-27107   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call
    Current Events Photo by Jeff Agard | D-16906   (Aug 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive Phoenix in Maricopa, Arizona, Mark Sunman, D-24493, celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first jump by getting current after eight years out of the sport.

    D-1 Becomes JON-23   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Lew Sanborn, D-1, celebrates his 90th birthday at Mid-America Sport Parachute Club in Taylorville, Illinois, where friends held a cookout in his honor and presented him with a certificate proclaiming him the 23rd member of Jumpers Over Ninety (a subgroup of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society).

    Desert Birds Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130   (Mar 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Johann Kruger, Rashid Abdullah and Darren Burke fly their wingsuits at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

    Desert Sunset Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130   (Apr 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Canopy pilot Junior Ludvik and wingsuit pilot Calin Dobos fly together at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

    Don’t Let It Give You a Big Head Photo by Wes Moraes | D-28020   (Mar 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    Instructors Roberto Olazabal and Rich LaBarr (as Nextiva phone company’s mascot XBert) make a promotional jump over Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

    Featured Jumper Photo by Bryan Buechler | D-20455   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    Jason and Mel Jerusalem, D-26171 and D-26162, celebrate 15 years of marriage by making a jump at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

    Flagging Down a Record Photo by Sergey Ignatov | D-35570   (Mar 2019) People Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    On December 30, three Kuwaiti Army officers and USPA members, Salem Almail, Nasser Alsabah and Fahad Alyaqoub, set the Guinness World Record for Largest Flag Flown in Freefall with a 63-square-meter (approximately 678-square-foot) flag at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Qatar in Al Khor, United Arab Emirates.

    Florida Breezes Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Team Fastrax practices advanced flag-flying techniques at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

    Fly By Night Photo By Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

    Kyle Stubbs swoops in for landing during the Fitz Boogie, an annual St. Patrick’s Day event in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

    Flying unicorns Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    A herd of unicorns (Michelle Hart, Karla Katherine, Jeannette Copeland and Marina Prokopenko) takes to the skies at the Aeronautrixx Unicorn Boogie, a Sisters in Skydiving event at Skydive California in Tracy.

    Follow the Sun Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Canopy formation skydivers fly a 16-way at the Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

    For Dad Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive San Diego in Jamul, California, instructor Patrick Woodruff takes Rachelle Babler for a tandem skydive to release the ashes of her father, 28-year Navy veteran Stanley Ljosdal. Ljosdal never got to make a jump, and Babler said, “That’s why I had to do it for him.”

    Forever Over Ohio Photo by Lonnie Kirk | D-18988   (Oct 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Dave Lunardi releases the ashes of longtime jumper Terry Zimmerlin, D-12981, at the Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

    Forever the Queen Photo by Norris Gearhart | D-24594   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    During the Carol Clay Birthday Boogie at Virginia Skydiving Center in Petersburg, jumpers celebrate the life of the jumper known to all as "the Queen" by making her honorary 20,000th skydive.

    Game of Jones Photo by Terry Schumacher | D-22794   (Apr 2018) Homepage Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    Photo by Terry Schumacher | D-22794

    During a 10-way speed formation skydiving competition at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, team Games of Jones—featuring patriarch Bill Jones and five other members of his family—build a point.

    Golden Anniversary   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    While at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Longmont, Colorado, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first jump, Bill Boles, D-2907, poses in the landing area with his daughter, Kristin, who is an AFF student and accompanied her father in the plane for the occasion.

    High Honor Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Feb 2020) Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive Perris in California, John Miller releases the ashes of his newly discovered half-brother, Randy, whom he met through DNA tracing for the first time last year and who died of natural causes before being able to make a skydive with his sibling.

    Honoring a Friend Photo by Andrew Revesz | USPA # 343132   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jumpers honor longtime formation skydiver and rigger Jim Tafralian, who died in an August plane crash, by building a “JT” in the air at Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club in Ray, Michigan.

    Hop And Popping The Question Photo by August Haeuser   (Jul 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Photo by August Haeuser | D-32152

    In Style Photo by Amanda Kubik | D-34582   (Sep 2019) Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Julie Kleinwort makes a freestyle training jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, in preparation for the USPA Nationals.

    In the Skies Again Photo by Austin George | D-37428   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    From left: Matt Congdon, Keith Jones, Chris Haslam, Colin Conway and Scott Robinson enjoy a canopy flock at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the weekend after quarantine lifted.

    Jump Like a Pharaoh Photo by Gary Wainwright | USPA #137455   (Apr 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Milko Hodgkinson organizes a pyramid-shaped formation over the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

    Jumpers Honor Infante at Perris   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    On July 14, friends and colleagues of Kellie Infante, B-46875, performed a memorial series of jumps at Skydive Perris in California, her home drop zone. 

    Let’s Dance Photo by David Cherry | D-33500   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Chazi Blacksher and John Blackburn put on their dancing shoes at Skydive Arizona in Eloy for a local magazine piece promoting a children’s nonprofit event.

    Life Celebration Photo by Cindy Akers   (Oct 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio, Cheryl Compton watches her husband, Larry Compton of Team Fastrax, bringing home a 7,800-square-foot flag during the life-celebration jump for Fastrax team member Larry Lemaster, who died in the June crash of a King Air in Hawaii.

    Line Up By David Cherry   (Aug 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jumpers fly head down during the Sun Path Sequentials freefly event at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

    Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

    Living on the Edge Photo by Kandace Rawling | D-38328   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Niklas Daniel of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy demonstrates his edge-flying technique.

    Missing Justin Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jumpers at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, fly a missing-man formation in honor of Justin Lowell Goff, who passed away April 21.

    Mystery Solved Photo by Lonnie Kirk | D-18988   (Jul 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive City Zephyhills in Florida, Doug Cross reveals the source of chem trails as Marcie Smith looks on.

    Nailing The Record Photo by Steve Shorten   (Jul 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Photo By Steve Shorten | D-27932

    Jumpers Paul Cochran, Art Cross, Tim Guy, Daryl Harmon, Mike McCormick, Jim Nelson, Dana Parker, Dick Pigg, Bob Summers, Jim Trimby and Ed Zell set the 11-way Indiana Skydivers Over Sixty Record for Largest Formation Skydive over Frankfort, Indiana.

    O Yeah! Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294   (Nov 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At the Big O Boogie at Skydive Orange in Virginia, (from left) Nancy Koreen, Zachary Hoffman and Grayson Hoffman enjoy a head-down skydive.

    Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294

    Oh My! By Karen Lewis Dalton   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Oh My! | Photo by Karen Lewis Dalton | D-24575

    At Skydive Perris in California, the drop zone’s organizers, a few world champions and some friends build two formations to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Chinese company My. The team built the formations on the first attempt and then built them again on the second attempt for good measure. 

    On Top of the World Photo by Mark Norman | D-23126   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Simon Whittle skysurfs above the World Islands at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

    Out for a Spin Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Aug 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Ryan Bolohan carves it up at Skydive Georgia in Cedartown.

    Over-Under by Weston Whittaker   (May 2018) Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    Jesse Weyher and Keith Creedy perform over-unders during a tracking dive at GoJump Oceanside in California. 

    Photo by Weston Whittaker | C-43600

    Perfect Alignment Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130   (May 2019) Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Michael Sean Washburn and Reza Moradi of the Skytrash wingsuit team make a jump at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

    Pressing Forward Photo by Mike McGowan | D-5709   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Tyler Buffington swoops in for landing at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

    Prison Break Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (May 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Actor Wade Williams, best known for his role as prison guard Brad Bellick on the TV series “Prison Break,” makes a tandem skydive with instructor Ryan Clough and jumpers Ryan Mari and Eric Salas at the Fitz Boogie in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

    Pyramid Power Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    A 14-way flies over the Pyramid of Khafre during the Sky Seekers Boogie in Giza, Egypt.

    Quaranteam Photo by George Katsoulis   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

    On their return to the sky after the lifting of lockdown orders, Bob Compton, Terry Dauplaise, Eric Knight and Celine Pelletier launch an open accordion at Skydive Perris in California.

    Raising Awareness Photo by Lee Cipriani-Nisley | D-32598   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive the Gulf in Elberta, Alabama, Leigh Miller makes a tandem jump with DZO Luke Church to raise awareness of sexual assault survivors.

    Raising Awareness Photo by Lee Cipriani-Nisley | D-32598   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive the Gulf in Elberta, Alabama, Leigh Miller makes a tandem jump with DZO Luke Church to raise awareness of sexual assault survivors.

    Ready For Spring Photo By Ellen Morris   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Photo By Ellen Morris | D-26655

    Neither wind nor the threat of a late-season snow storm could dissuade DZO Ole Thompson (second from right) and other intrepid jumpers from Vermont Skydiving Adventures in Addison from attending Safety Day, which the DZ traditionally holds in April rather than March due to the climate. 

    Ready For Spring   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Photo By Ellen Morris | D-26655

    Neither wind nor the threat of a late-season snow storm could dissuade DZO Ole Thompson (second from right) and other intrepid jumpers from Vermont Skydiving Adventures in Addison from attending Safety Day, which the DZ traditionally holds in April rather than March due to the climate. 

    Released Together Photo by Randy Forbes  | D-10858   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive Perris in California, jumpers release the ashes of longtime California jumper Linda Hardesty, D-15263, and her father, Ted Hardesty.

    Retirement Party Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468   (Jan 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    After deciding to retire from the sport, Andy Tuman (blue jumpsuit, purple grippers) makes his farewell skydive with friends at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.

    Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

    Return To the Sky Photo by Darren Johnson | D-23069   (Oct 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Canopy formation skydivers (from top) Mike Roy, Mark McManamay and Dale Maddox release the ashes of longtime Skydive Tecumseh staff member, instructor and pilot Harold “Buster” Walenski over Honey Acres Airport in Clinton, Michigan.

    Darren Johnson | D-23069

    Saying Goodbye Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California release the ashes of longtime skydiver Bud Krueger, D-3664.

    Smoke Signals Photo by David Wybenga | D-31862   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Karen Lewis Dalton flies a smoke chain during the Women’s Skydiving Network PRO Camp at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

    Sounding Off Photo by Nikko Mamallo | D-34272   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Kapowsin Air Sports in Washington, (clockwise from top) Kasha Farrington, Zach Archer, Andy Farrington and Braden Roseborough fly over the Puget Sound at sunset with Mt. Rainier in the distance.

    Speed racer Photo by James Kunze | D-34605   (May 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Todd Scrutchfield lands at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas after practicing for night jumps during the Max Pyro event.

    Star Power By Alan Levy   (Aug 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Following the annual TeXXas 20-Ways event at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, 20 talented women from around the state completed this 20-way Texas star on their second try, impressing the female air traffic controller on duty in the process.

    Photo by Alan Levy | D-18332

    Sully’s Last Skydive Photo by Greg Shields | D-22654   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Fellow jumpers at Sky Knights Sport Parachute Club in East Troy, Wisconsin, say goodbye to John Sullivan, D-25601, on an ash dive held during his memorial service that more than 100 of his friends, family and coworkers attended.

    Sweet 16 By Zach Lewis   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Sweet 16 | Photo by Zach Lewis | D-21616

    At Skydive Arizona in Eloy, 16-way formation skydiving team Dallas Disturbance attends a training camp in anticipation of the upcoming skydiving season. 

    Swinging Into Action Photo by David Cherry | D-33500   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Levity founder Leah Levy product tests her company’s Pocket Swing, which is made from upcycled parachute fabric, underneath a Droplyne balloon flying over Arizona City, Arizona.

    The A-Team Photo by Michael Hoy | D-12622   (Aug 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    In celebration of their recent engagement, Adam Elkin and Amanda Kubik exit from a balloon over Van Horne, Iowa.

    Training in Paradise Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Four-Way Formation Skydiving World Champion NMP Pch HayaBusa trains at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

    Tribute By Zach Lewis   (Aug 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive Spaceland–Dallas in Whitewright, Texas, Debbie Bohannon, the wife of the late Richard “Bo” Bohannon, releases his ashes during a tandem skydive with instructor Ernie Long and friends (from left) Dave Eisele, Gary Haas and Scott Kucel.

    Zach Lewis | D-21616

    Two Milestones! Photo by Mark Stoughton   (Oct 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Cheryl Stearns celebrates her 64th birthday by making her 21,000th jump at friend Gene Stoughton’s property in South Carolina.

    Up is Down, Down is Up Photo by Mike Mullins | D-1663   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Jeffery Kuhn says goodbye to pilot and DZO Mike Mullins as he drops from an inverted biplane at West Tennessee Skydiving in Whiteville.

    Ups and Downs Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251   (May 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    At Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, (clockwise from left) organizer Ashley Goldstein, Silas Davis, Ty Swansboro and Courtney McCarthy make a freefly jump.

    V for Veterans Photo by Tripp Schwab | D-33111   (Jan 2020) People Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

    On November 11, participants in the Arizona Airspeed 40-Way Sequentials event hosted by Niklas Hemlin and Team Elite’s Guy Wright at Skydive Arizona in Eloy build a “V” in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    Warm Up Photo by Cornelius van der Walt | D-34613   (Feb 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    Bradley Meyer prepares to make a hot-air balloon jump over Skydive Arizona in Eloy just before the DZ’s annual Christmas Boogie.

    Wedding Planning Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

    During the Turkey Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida, McKenna Knipe looks on as Per Bjorn Poulsen and Kimberly Bailey practice a jump that they’ll make during their upcoming wedding.

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    2016 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
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    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
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    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
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    2012 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Mar 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
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    2011 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
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    2010 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
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    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
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    2008 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Apr 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
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    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

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