Nancy Koreen has announced her resignation as USPA Director of Sport Promotion, effective December 31. USPA is searching for an individual to fill the position immediately.
On July 26, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame announced that it intends to break ground on its museum building within 18 months.
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.
Skydive Orange hosted its Liberty Boogie: Sisters in Skydiving 2019 July 4-7. A stellar cast of organizers chased away the forecasted bad weather and everyone enjoyed a weekend of great jumps.
Some of the best and most talented formation skydivers in the world attended the annual P3 Power Play event at sunny Skydive Perris in California June 27-30.
This year’s Heroes Skydiving big-way formation skydiving and benefit event for Wings for Life, a nonprofit that supports those with spinal-cord injuries, had big ambitions and a lot to celebrate.
On Friday, June 21, Seven Hills Skydivers of Madison, Wisconsin, which is located in Marshall, and veterans’ organization 4th HOOAH (Helping Out Our American Heroes) held the 5th Annual Freedom Freefall event in conjunction with the club’s Head to the Hills Boogie.
Julie Kleinwort makes a freestyle training jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, in preparation for the USPA Nationals.
More than 400,000 spectators gathered in the town of Addison, Texas, on July 3 to celebrate Independence Day by watching one of the most spectacular air shows and firework displays in the country.
There aren’t many drop zones located within 20 miles of one another, and of those, there are even fewer that support each other. But California drop zones Skydive Elsinore and Skydive Perris have set an example of neighborliness for many years. Every year, they host Dueling DZs, a friendly competition where 6-way formation skydiving teams (handicapped for parity) take off from their home DZ and land at the opposing DZ.
Four-Way Formation Skydiving World Champion NMP Pch HayaBusa trains at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.
June 1 marked the official inaugural weekend for Skydive the Falls, located at Shear Airport in Youngstown, New York, just minutes from Niagara Falls
DZOs Mikeal Stevens and Angela Alley decided that a great way to celebrate Stevens’ 40th birthday would be to fly a 40-way formation skydive at their drop zone, JumpTN in Greeneville.
Our sport has seen many innovators who pushed the limits and made the impossible possible. In the canopy formation community, one of those was Paul “Q” Quandt. A charming, kind and wild soul who left the world too soon in a motorcycle accident, Quandt was a superb CF competitor and formation skydiving camera flyer.
In early July, 11 classic accuracy competitors gathered at Skydive Toronto in Ontario, Canada, for the third meet of the AmeriCup North American Classic Accuracy tour.
Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California release the ashes of longtime skydiver Bud Krueger, D-3664.
Cookie Helmets recently announced the release of its G4 helmet, which passed impact and snag-resistance testing to Skydiving and Wind Tunnel Helmet Standard XP S 72-600.
On June 14, Sigma—the company that provides electronic membership cards and credential verification to USPA members—announced that it has changed its name to Merit.
In September 2009, 181 women set the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Women’s Formation Skydive at Skydive Perris in California.
USPA Executive Director Emeritus Norman Heaton, D-565, recently published “My First 1,000 Jumps—The Evolution of a Skydiver and the Organization That Became His Life,” a nearly 800-page, coffee-table-sized memoir that gives a comprehensive account of the events surrounding the world of skydiving, the Parachute Club of America (USPA’s predecessor organization) and USPA from 1961-1975.
In celebration of their recent engagement, Adam Elkin and Amanda Kubik exit from a balloon over Van Horne, Iowa.
In order to help save highly endangered rhinos, Red Bull sent its athlete Jeff Provenzano to Limpopo, South Africa, to help the Eco Defense Group (EDGE) raise awareness of its efforts in the area.
It’s true what they say: Everything is bigger in Texas. On Memorial Day weekend, a group of 45 jumpers converged on Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, with the intent of setting a state record for largest head-up formation skydive. Sara Curtis, Steve Curtis, Matt Fry and Konstantin Petrijcuk organized the attempts.
The dynamic duo—Julie Kleinwort and Amanda Kubik—organized the annual Sisters in Skydiving event at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois, June 7-9.
Organizers Matthew Fry and Melissa Nelson Lowe recently scheduled attempts to set the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Two-Point Head-Down Formation Skydive for June 25-28, 2020, at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.
In “Wings and Things” in the June issue, Greg Marcinkowski, D-31253, received his 96-Hour Freefall Badge.
Jumpers say goodbye to their friend Vern McGarry, D-7054, during his ash dive at Skydive Perris in California.
Skydive Elsinore in California held its annual Poker Run—the only competition that brings together skydiving, poker playing and tequila drinking—on June 16.
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