PHOTO BY Ralph Kristopher
With a spectacular view of the Chugach Mountains, Pryce Brown exits from a Super Cub flying above a wilderness area northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Skydiving Nationals a Wrap
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Skydiving Nationals a Wrap

Following two full weeks of action, the 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships came to a close on Tuesday, September 18, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois. More than 600 competitors flocked to CSC from across the country and abroad over the course of the event. After bad weather the first few days limited the number of rounds for the artistic events and vertical formation skydiving, sunny skies prevailed, allowing all remaining events to complete on schedule.
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September 1968
Photos | September 1968

September 1968

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Ten good reasons to support the 1968 United States Parachute Team.  The team selected at Nationals, consisting of the nation's 10 top parachutists plus two alternates, arrived on site at Zephyrhills, Florida, directly from Marana, Arizona.

Author: Deborah
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One Silent Weekend
Homepage | November 2001

One Silent Weekend

by Kevin Gibson

In the days following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the nation reorganized its priorities. While President Bush called for a return to life as normal in America, no group outside New York City, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia felt the sting as much as civil aviation.

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4-Way Center Stage at Nationals
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4-Way Center Stage at Nationals

Follow all the scores at OmniSkore.com, and check out USPA’s Facebook page for photos throughout the event, which continues until September 18.

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First Events Wrap Up at Nationals
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First Events Wrap Up at Nationals

After nearly two full days on the ground due to weather, the first events wrapped up at the 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

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Keep an Eye Out | Stuck Slider
Keep An Eye Out | September 2018

Keep an Eye Out | Stuck Slider

USPA Staff

A jumper experienced a main-parachute malfunction when the slider remained at the top of the lines after deployment and would not allow the parachute to inflate. He released the main parachute, deployed his reserve and landed safely.

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How Skydiving Changed My Life
How Skydiving Changed My Life | September 2018

How Skydiving Changed My Life

By Liz Anderson

I was an adrenaline junkie until I had a severe stroke in 2006. Last year, when I heard about a guy who was raising money to take people with disabilities to a wind tunnel, I was very curious. I didn't think that flying in a wind tunnel was possible for someone as immobile as I am, but I contacted him to see what he thought I could do.

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The Summer 2018 USPA Board Of Directors Meeting
Features | September 2018

The Summer 2018 USPA Board Of Directors Meeting

By USPA Staff

The 2018 USPA Board of Directors summer meeting—the sixth and final meeting of the 2016-2018 board before the fall elections—took place July 13-15. For the board’s first visit to Milwaukee, Skydive Midwest in nearby Sturtevant, Wisconsin, welcomed board members and staff to the drop zone the Thursday before the meeting, and everyone enjoyed the cool, northern temperatures and blue skies before heading into three days of meetings. Compared to recent meetings, agendas were light, allowing the board to explore each topic fully.

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We Are The 13% - WSLN Leads The Charge For Women
Features | September 2018

We Are The 13% - WSLN Leads The Charge For Women

by Annette O'Neil

Instructor, coach and champion Christy Frikken hardly needs an introduction. If you’ve been in the sport over the past 16 years—or watched formation skydiving podiums since 2007—you’ve certainly seen her. Unfortunately, dozens of major wins and one of the most highly respected names in 4-way coaching apparently only gets you so far.

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Wingsuit Progression Part Four: Making It Back Alive And Well
Features | September 2018

Wingsuit Progression Part Four: Making It Back Alive And Well

By Matt Gerdes and Taya Weiss

Wingsuit flying is complicated and requires a significant amount of training, education, practice and dedication. It isn’t something you can just do a little here and there and still do it well. It deserves respect and your full attention. Your life is on the line, along with the lives of others. A wingsuit skydive presents many opportunities to make fatal errors. And don’t kid yourself about the risks to others: If you mess up in this sport, you can kill someone. It has happened before.

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USPA Makes Donation
Gearing Up | September 2018

USPA Makes Donation

by Ed Scott

 Imagine a place that captures all of our sport’s exciting and dynamic history, where jumpers and non-jumpers alike can see the evolution of skydiving and the many facets of its rich and storied past. That’s the dream of the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame, which the late USPA Executive Director Emeritus William H. Ottley conceived decades ago.

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Total Commitment
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Total Commitment

by USPA Staff

85 competitors from 27 nations test their skills at the Federation Aeronautique Internationale 7th Canopy Piloting World Championships and 1st Freestyle Canopy Piloting World Championships.

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The Spirit of Independence--4th of July Events Around the Country
Features | September 2018

The Spirit of Independence--4th of July Events Around the Country

A Parachutist Pictorial

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Can You Spot ALL The Mistakes?
Safety Check | September 2018

Can You Spot ALL The Mistakes?

By Tim Parrant

Author: Tim Parrant
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Getting Started in Freefall Photography
Features | August 1968

Getting Started in Freefall Photography

By David R. Kreiser

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