Photo by Gustavo Cabana | USPA #80952

Forty-three jumpers turn points over Skydive Perris in California on their way to claiming the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Four-Point Canopy Formation Skydive.

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Women in Skydiving
Gearing Up | January 2020

Women in Skydiving

By Ed Scott

Many jumpers are surprised to learn that women make up only about 13 percent of USPA’s membership, because it seems like there are more women than that at their DZs.

Author: Ed Scott
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Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift
Miscellaneous | December 2019

Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift

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

Author: USPA Staff
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Board to Elect a New National Director
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Board to Elect a New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is in need of a new National Director to fill the vacancy when Shanon Searls joins the USPA staff as the new Director of Sport Promotion on December 17.

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Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion
Skydiving News | December 2019

Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion

USPA has selected Shanon Searls as its new Director of Sport Promotion, succeeding Nancy Koreen, who has served in this position for 10 years. Searls’ start date is December 17.

Author: USPA Staff
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Charles Crinklaw Elected as USPA Central Regional Director
Skydiving News | December 2019, Election

Charles Crinklaw Elected as USPA Central Regional Director

Results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Central Region seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

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Renew Your Ratings Online
Gearing Up | December 2019

Renew Your Ratings Online

By Ed Scott

It’s hard to even imagine, but years ago USPA required jumpers to provide copies of their logbooks when they mailed in their applications for licenses and ratings.

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Highlights of Recent Updates in the Online Course Manager
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Highlights of Recent Updates in the Online Course Manager

Quite a few examiners are taking the opportunity to use the before it becomes mandatory on February 15, 2020. Learn more about recent updates to the Online Course Manager.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Changes Insurance Agency
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USPA Changes Insurance Agency

The insurance coverage for individual members and demo jumpers will be provided by the same underwriter and be identical in all respects to the current coverage; same levels of coverage, same premiums. The change is being made to ensure that our members will continue to receive professional advice from a partner who has served the association well for many years.

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Skydiving Pioneer Nate Pond Passes Away
Skydiving News | November 2019

Skydiving Pioneer Nate Pond Passes Away

Nathan “Nate” Pond, D-69, passed away at his home in Andover, Vermont, on November 3. He was 87.

Author: USPA Staff
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Large Shoes to Fill—Nancy Koreen Leaving USPA
Gearing Up | November 2019

Large Shoes to Fill—Nancy Koreen Leaving USPA

By Ed Scott

Over the past 10 years, in her quiet and unassuming way, Director of Sport Promotion Nancy Koreen has done more for USPA and the sport than most will ever know.

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Crossover Training for Military Jumpers
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Crossover Training for Military Jumpers

USPA takes every opportunity to support military skydivers as they serve our country and as they face struggles while entering civilian life after service. Our military counterparts in airborne operations train endlessly, and during their service, many of the paratroopers work with military instructors who are also USPA Instructors to earn there USPA A licenses. However, their training is subject to the conditions and equipment available at the time the training takes place.

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U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders
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U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders

The USPA Competition Department is looking for qualified individuals to fill the available leadership positions at the upcoming 2020 FAI World Championships at DZ Tanay in Siberia, Russia.

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Verifying a Rating Renewal Requirement Just Got Easier!
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Verifying a Rating Renewal Requirement Just Got Easier!

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6 Members to Run for USPA Central Regional Director in Special Election
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6 Members to Run for USPA Central Regional Director in Special Election

As of October 3, 2019, six USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of the Central Regional Director’s term on the USPA Board of Directors.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Accepting Resumes for Executive Director Position
Gearing Up | October 2019

USPA Accepting Resumes for Executive Director Position

By Ed Scott

If you’re a skydiver, there is no better job than to work for the U.S. Parachute Association. It’s the ultimate way of giving back to a sport that has enhanced and shaped your life.

Author: Ed Scott
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