Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

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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Features

September 10, 1995—A Tragic Case of Normalization of Deviance
Features | September 2020, Top Three

September 10, 1995—A Tragic Case of Normalization of Deviance

By Jim Crouch

On September 10, 1995, 10 skydivers, a pilot and one person on the ground died when a jump plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the West Point Airport (now called the Middle Peninsula Regional Airport) in West Point, Virginia.

Author: Jim Crouch
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The P3 Power Play 2020—The Year We’ll Never Forget (No Matter How Hard We Try)
Features | Big One, September 2020

The P3 Power Play 2020—The Year We’ll Never Forget (No Matter How Hard We Try)

A Parachutist Photo Essay

From June 25-28, after months of quarantine and little to no jumping worldwide, the participants of the P3 (Perris Performance Plus) Power Play appreciated these things more than ever and promised never to take them for granted again.

Author: USPA Staff
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Skydiving Health and Fitness—Stretches for Getting Back to Skydiving
Features | September 2020, Top Three

Skydiving Health and Fitness—Stretches for Getting Back to Skydiving

By Dr. Nancy Grieger, DPT, of Blue Skies Physical Therapy

Over the past six months, COVID-19 restrictions have paused the active and busy lives we lead. This, of course, has extended to skydiving.

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Sky-High Celebration—Independence Day Events Around the Country
Features | September 2020, Top Three

Sky-High Celebration—Independence Day Events Around the Country

A Parachutist Pictorial

Author: USPA Staff
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Gearing Up

Sep 2020
Gearing Up

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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Photo by David Wybenga | D-31862

At Skydive Arizona in Eloy during the Arizona Challenge, a formation skydiving event organized by former and current members of champion 4-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, participants build the event’s grand-finale formation, a representation of the team’s triangular logo.

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“Behind the Lens”
Colored pencil and felt-tip pen

Hannah Borg-Oré | B-52582
Miami, Florida
orehannah@gmail.com

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In Your Words

“Behind the Lens”

“Behind the Lens”

By Hannah Borg-Ore

“Behind the Lens”
Colored pencil and felt-tip pen

Hannah Borg-Oré | B-52582
Miami, Florida
orehannah@gmail.com

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Tales from the Bonfire | 1986 Is Calling

Tales from the Bonfire | 1986 Is Calling

By Kevin Gibson

His name is also Kevin. He didn’t even tell me until the end of the phone call. I had to ask.

Author: Kevin Gibson
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How Skydiving Changed My Life

How Skydiving Changed My Life

By Pete Rogas

It’s an age-old story: Boy is out having a blast; a young lady (many years younger) tickles his fancy and—wouldn’t you know it—they’re married.

Author: Pete Rogas
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Jared Miller | D-22031

Jared Miller | D-22031

By Brian Giboney

Jared Miller, D-22031, is the chief instructor at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, one of the busiest drop zones in the world. He started skydiving in 1995 and now has more than 22,000 skydives and multiple ratings.

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Parachutist Around the World

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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Safety & Training Featured Photo

Tandem instructor Mike Hennessy gears up a tandem student at Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington.

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Safety & Training Articles

Keep an Eye Out | Damaged Locking Loop

Keep an Eye Out | Damaged Locking Loop

A jumper caught this damage to his locking loop while performing a thorough pre-flight inspection of his gear before his first jump of the day.

Author: USPA Staff
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Rating Corner | Judging: The Other Ratings Track

Rating Corner | Judging: The Other Ratings Track

Jim Rees | D-13359

For jumpers, earning a judge rating can be another means of progress and personal development within the sport.

Author: Jim Rees
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Ask A Rigger | Help! I Can’t Pull My Main-Deployment Handle!

Ask A Rigger | Help! I Can’t Pull My Main-Deployment Handle!

By Kevin Gibson

Far too often, skydivers face difficulties pulling their pilot chutes, and the results are often far too serious.

Author: Kevin Gibson
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Safety Check | National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12

Safety Check | National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12

By Ron Bell

Jumping—usually from a structure—accounts for 5.8 percent of all suicides in the United States, and has an 85 percent success rate, which is similar to suicide by firearm.

Author: Ron Bell
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Featured Event

Sven Jeseppi swoops in during a speed round at the Florida Canopy Piloting Association meet at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

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Featured DZ

Brendan Greeley (left) and wingsuit flyer Alexander Lemaire carve around each other at Skydive Danielson.

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Closing In

Mirjam Grossenbacher enjoys a freefly jump at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Switzerland in Reichenbach.

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