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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.

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After-market Tandem Risers
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After-market Tandem Risers

MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP

PIA released Service Bulletin PSB-10092020 affecting after-market tandem main risers constructed with obsolete RW2 rings. All sport tandem main risers produced with RW2 rings, or equivalent sized rings, are affected regardless of the hardware manufacturer, the date of manufacture, the material type or the forging process used. This PSB does not affect "solo" main risers that use RW2 rings. Compliance is MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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USPA Seeks New Pacific Regional Director
Skydiving News | May 2020, BOD 2020

USPA Seeks New Pacific Regional Director

The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member from the Pacific Region to fill a vacancy on the board.

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Hall of Fame Skydiver Paul Poppenhager Passes
Skydiving News | May 2020

Hall of Fame Skydiver Paul Poppenhager Passes

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Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies
Skydiving News | April 2020

Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies

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World Meet Postponed to 2021
Skydiving News | April 2020

World Meet Postponed to 2021

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Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield
Skydiving News | April 2020

Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield

Photos by Patrick Kessler and Lindsay Wheeler

On April 15, USPA and other general aviation groups won a reprieve for aviation businesses, including two drop zones, at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii.

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A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
Skydiving News | March 2020

A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

USPA remains committed to serving our membership during this growing pandemic.

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USPA Board Meets in Phoenix
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USPA Board Meets in Phoenix

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

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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.

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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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USPA Changes Insurance Agency
Skydiving News |

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.

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

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.

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Central Regional Director Gary Peek Passes
Skydiving News |

Central Regional Director Gary Peek Passes

Gary Peek, D-8884, who had served on USPA’s board of directors for 23 years, was found dead in his home in St. Charles, Missouri on August 13. A full recap of his USPA service will appear in the October Parachutist.

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2019 Summer BOD Meeting—Safety and Training Committee Issues Discussed
Skydiving News | BOD 2019

2019 Summer BOD Meeting—Safety and Training Committee Issues Discussed

At the USPA Board of Directors’ summer meeting July 12-14 in Arlington, Virginia, the Safety & Training Committee discussed several issues.

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Competition Committee Action
Skydiving News | BOD 2019

Competition Committee Action

At its summer meeting, the USPA Board of Directors made a number of changes to the Skydiver’s Competition Manual and the Competition Committee discussed multiple topics that resulted in no action.

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USPA Board Meets in Virginia
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USPA Board Meets in Virginia

The USPA Board of Directors held its second meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Arlington, Virginia, July 12-14. The Virginia location gave directors, including those on the board for the first time, the opportunity to visit USPA Headquarters, an hour south in Fredericksburg, prior to the meeting.

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