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Josiah Rich and Jason Brigmon of U.S. Freestyle Team Axiom XP make a training jump at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

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Ten Members in the Running for USPA National Director
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Ten Members in the Running for USPA National Director

As of the September 15, 2020, deadline, 10 USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of National Director Albert Berchtold’s term on the USPA Board of Directors following his resignation to serve as USPA Executive Director. The election begins November 2.

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That's a wrap! USPA Board Meets in Nashville
Skydiving News | September 2020

That's a wrap! USPA Board Meets in Nashville

The USPA Board of Directors held its fourth meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Nashville, Tennessee, September 18-20. For the first time, the board meeting was broadcast live via Zoom Webinar for any USPA members to observe.

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Attend the USPA Summer Board Meeting from Home
Skydiving News | September 2020

Attend the USPA Summer Board Meeting from Home

USPA’s board of directors is holding its next meeting September 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, and we are excited to announce that it will now be broadcast Webinar style via Zoom.

Author: USPA Staff
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Gearing Up
Gearing Up | September 2020

Gearing Up

By Ed Scott

It’s safe to say that nothing about 2020 has proceeded according to anyone’s plans. Whatever was planned in January was tossed out the window by March.

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USPA Cancels 2020 Nationals
Skydiving News | September 2020

USPA Cancels 2020 Nationals

On August 17 USPA’s board of directors convened a meeting to discuss whether to hold or cancel the 2020 USPA National Championships.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA to Hold Summer Board Meeting in Nashville with Options for Remote Attendance
Skydiving News | BOD 2020, September 2020

USPA to Hold Summer Board Meeting in Nashville with Options for Remote Attendance

As of August 14, USPA’s board of directors has committed to holding its scheduled meeting of September 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Nationals 2020 Update (August 5, 2020)
Skydiving News | August 2020, Nationals 2020

Nationals 2020 Update (August 5, 2020)

USPA is still determining whether a 2020 USPA Nationals can be conducted safely and if so, how. USPA is exploring options while trying to ensure competitors in all disciplines/events have an opportunity to compete.

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Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director
Skydiving News | August 2020, BOD 2020, Election 2020

Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director

The results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Pacific Regional Director seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

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USPA Seeks New National Director
Skydiving News | August 2020, BOD 2020, Election 2020

USPA Seeks New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member to fill an upcoming board vacancy that will be created when Albert Berchtold resigns his national director seat this fall to assume the executive director position at USPA Headquarters.

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Gearing Up
Gearing Up | August 2020

Gearing Up

By Ed Scott

There are three opportunities for USPA members to participate in important skydiving gatherings in the coming months.

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Nationals Update
Skydiving News | July 2020, Nationals 2020

Nationals Update

Due to continuing uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and after reviewing more than 450 responses to a survey of recent competitors, Skydive City Zephyrhills decided—with USPA’s full support—to decline to host the 2020 USPA Skydiving and Parachuting National Championships scheduled for October 30-November 21.

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USPA Selects Albert Berchtold as Next Executive Director
Skydiving News | July 2020, Skydiving News

USPA Selects Albert Berchtold as Next Executive Director

Albert Berchtold, D-27832, has been selected as USPA’s next executive director, officially taking the job on January 1, 2021. After an eight-month search process, USPA’s board of directors affirmed the decision this week.

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USPA Plays Important Role in Airport Access
Gearing Up | July 2020

USPA Plays Important Role in Airport Access

By Ed Scott

Over the years, USPA has amassed a stunning record of helping to establish DZs on airports of all sizes and activity levels, from sleepy one-runway airports to airports with control towers and airline service.

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Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director
Skydiving News | Elections, June 2020

Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director

As of the June 15, 2020, deadline, eight USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of the Pacific Regional Director’s term on the USPA Board of Directors.

Author: USPA Staff
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What will be the new normal at drop zones?
Gearing Up | June 2020

What will be the new normal at drop zones?

By Ed Scott

The big question is, what will the activity level be at DZs upon reopening? And how long will it take until first-jump customers and experienced skydivers return to normal levels?

Author: Ed Scott
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