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In the Skies Again
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2020

In the Skies Again

Photo by Austin George | D-37428

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.

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Skydivers Over Sixty Logs Member Number 2,400
Five Minute Call | July 2020

Skydivers Over Sixty Logs Member Number 2,400

In May, Carl Rosander from Hayesville, North Carolina, became the 2,400th skydiver to join the growing ranks of Skydivers Over Sixty.

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Pacific Region Special Election Begins
Five Minute Call | July 2013, July 2020

Pacific Region Special Election Begins

From July 1-31, USPA members in the Pacific Region have the opportunity to vote in a special election to fill the vacancy created when previous Pacific Regional Director Brett Martin relocated out of the region.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA BOD to Use Memorial Gary Gavel at September Meeting
Five Minute Call | July 2020

USPA BOD to Use Memorial Gary Gavel at September Meeting

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Skydivers Over Sixties Do a Zoom-Way
Five Minute Call | July 2020

Skydivers Over Sixties Do a Zoom-Way

By Doug Garr

Skydivers Over Sixty had planned to hold its 20th annual Record Week at Skydive Perris in California in May.

Author: Doug Garr
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Museum Reschedules Hall of Fame Celebration
Five Minute Call | July 2020

Museum Reschedules Hall of Fame Celebration

The International Skydiving Museum has rescheduled its Hall of Fame Celebration for the class of 2020, originally planned for October 8-10, to April 22-24, 2021.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Board Meeting Dates and Awards Submission Deadlines Revised
Five Minute Call | July 2020

USPA Board Meeting Dates and Awards Submission Deadlines Revised

The USPA Board of Directors rescheduled its summer meeting and USPA General Membership Meeting, originally set for July 10-12, to September 18-20.

Author: USPA Staff
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Celebrating Flight
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2020

Celebrating Flight

Photo by Kristian Caulder | D-27107

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Corrections

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Donors
Donors | July 2020

Donors

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Donors
Donors | June 2020

Donors

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Corrections
Five Minute Call | June 2020

Corrections

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Ambassador to El Salvador Makes Demo Jump
Five Minute Call | June 2020

Ambassador to El Salvador Makes Demo Jump

More than 30 years ago, the Jumping Ambassadors, a U.S. Army military freefall detachment from the 7th Special Forces Group performed demonstration jumps across Latin America.

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Bob Lewis to Receive ISM Trustees’ Award
Five Minute Call | June 2020

Bob Lewis to Receive ISM Trustees’ Award

In April, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame announced Bob Lewis as the recipient of its 2020 Trustees’ Award.

Author: USPA Staff
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Round Canopy Parachute Team Hosts Event at Palatka
Five Minute Call | June 2020

Round Canopy Parachute Team Hosts Event at Palatka

By Dave Munoz

At Skydive Palatka in Florida in March, Round Canopy Parachute Team, a nonprofit military-static-line demonstration team, hosted its second More Than a Jump event for veterans.

Author: David Munoz
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Skydivers Innovate During Global Pandemic
Five Minute Call | June 2020

Skydivers Innovate During Global Pandemic

The skydiving community’s ability to rapidly innovate in response to this health crisis is the perfect representation of our unique sport and is evidence that our industry will adapt and continue to thrive.

Author: USPA Staff
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FAI Names Haggeny Secretary General
Gear & Industry Spotlight | June 2020

FAI Names Haggeny Secretary General

On April 15, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (the World Air Sports Federation) announced that its Executive Board named Markus Haggeney as the new FAI Secretary General.

Author: USPA Staff
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Blue Skies Physical Therapy Opens at Elsinore
Gear & Industry Spotlight | June 2020

Blue Skies Physical Therapy Opens at Elsinore

Blue Skies Physical Therapy, owned and operated by Dr. Nancy Grieger, C-44952, has assisted the skydiving community with physical therapy assessment and treatment, injury management and strength and conditioning training at boogies and events for years.

Author: USPA Staff
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Five Minute Call | May 2020

Corrections

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Board Postpones July Meeting
Five Minute Call | May 2020

Board Postpones July Meeting

The USPA Board of Directors has postponed its summer meeting and USPA General Membership Meeting.

Author: USPA Staff
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Back to Back
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2020

Back to Back

Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153

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

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Arizona Hosts Rookie Round-Up
Five Minute Call | May 2020

Arizona Hosts Rookie Round-Up

By George Hargis

Skydive Arizona in Eloy hosted its Rookie Round-Up—Diamonds in the Rough event March 14-15.

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British Skydiving Hosts USPA and APF
Five Minute Call | May 2020

British Skydiving Hosts USPA and APF

British Skydiving, formerly known as the British Parachute Association, hosted the executives of USPA and the Australian Parachute Federation at its annual Skydive the Expo in Nottingham, England.

Author: USPA Staff
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Jumpers Challenge Themselves at Vertical Sequential Camp
Five Minute Call | May 2020

Jumpers Challenge Themselves at Vertical Sequential Camp

By Natalie Pitts

Matt Fry and Konstantin Petrijcuk (filling in for organizer Melissa Lowe) led the Vertical Sequential Camp—an event that gave jumpers a chance to try unique, non-traditional formations—at Skydive Sebastian in Florida February 20-23.

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Clay Posthumously Receives State Record
Five Minute Call | May 2020

Clay Posthumously Receives State Record

By Jim Crouch

Although she has been gone for nearly two years, Carolyn “The Queen” Clay remains ever present in the hearts and minds of those who knew her.

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Max Pyro Event Sets Texas Sky Ablaze
Five Minute Call | May 2020

Max Pyro Event Sets Texas Sky Ablaze

By Jessica Brownlow

A brave team gathered at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas, March 12-16 to do something extraordinary: attempt a 42-way Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Down Formation Skydive at Night. Adding to the visual display, each jumper wore pyrotechnics.

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Speed racer
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2020

Speed racer

Photo by James Kunze | D-34605

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

Author: James Kunze
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Marty Jones Marks 50th Year of Jumping
Five Minute Call | May 2020

Marty Jones Marks 50th Year of Jumping

By Carol Jones

On March 7, Marty Jones, D-6397, celebrated 50 years of continuous skydiving by making several skydives with friends and family (including his wife, Selena Jones, and his stepmom, Carol Jones) at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Author: Carol Jones
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POPS Hosts 50th Spring Fest and Betty Hill Memorial
Five Minute Call | May 2020

POPS Hosts 50th Spring Fest and Betty Hill Memorial

By James Davis

In late February, while most of the East Coast was covered with snow and rain, a group of Parachutists Over Phorty Society members enjoyed warm but occasionally windy weather at the 50th POPS SpringFest at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

Author: James Davis
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Velocity Sports Equipment Releases MARD for Infinity Container
Gear & Industry Spotlight | May 2020

Velocity Sports Equipment Releases MARD for Infinity Container

In February, Velocity Sports Equipment introduced its main-assisted-reserve-deployment system for the Infinity harness-and-container system.

Author: USPA Staff
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