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Two Times the Fun—2019 USPA National Championships By Southeast Regional Director Alixandra Hubbard   (Nov 2019) Features

The 2019 USPA Parachuting and Skydiving Nationals determined which teams and individuals will represent the U.S. in every discipline at the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships Mondial (all-events competition) in Tanay, Siberia, in 2020.

Diamond Anniversary: The 60th Annual USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships by Alix Raymond Hubbard   (Mar 2018) Homepage Features

For many college students, the winter holiday break was a time to spend with family and to eat, drink and be merry, but for 82 competitors from 11 colleges, it was also a time to compete. Whether the students had 25 jumps or were seasoned competitors, there was a place for them at this event.

Results of 2022-2024 Board Elections Are In   (Nov 2021) Event News Homepage USPA
Follow the USPA Nationals October 15-31!   (Nov 2021) Competition Homepage USPA
The Summer 2021 USPA Board of Directors Meeting   (Sep 2021) Event News Homepage USPA
U.S. Parachute Team Going for Gold in Russia   (Aug 2021) Event News Competition Homepage USPA

USPA has sent more than 60 of the most accomplished U.S. skydivers to Siberia to compete in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships-Mondial. The action starts August 10, and the competition runs through August 20.  To follow along behind-the-scenes, follow our Instagram page where we are posting daily stories from the event:

If You Build It—The 2021 4-Way Formation Skydiving Beginner Class Test Event By USPA Director of Competition and Records Steve Hubbard   (Jun 2021) Competition

For the first time, USPA is hosting a beginner 4-way formation skydiving competition at Nationals.

Should a Name Change be Considered? By Ed Scott   (Oct 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

Parachutes are beginning to disappear … or, more accurately, the word “parachute” is beginning to fade from use to describe our sport, replaced by the word “skydiving”. 

Featured Jumper Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Oct 2020) People Featured Photos

Ben Renze (green shoes) celebrates his 100th jump with a hybrid skydive at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

Centerspread Photo by Raymond Adams   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

Wingsuit flyer Craig Lambton carves around skysurfer Kyle Batchelor during Shredfest at Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Nationals Update   (Jul 2020) Homepage Industry News

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.

Looking Forward to the Past A Parachutist Pictorial   (Jun 2020) Parachutist Features

We asked 16 camera flyers—those who have consistently contributed dazzling images to this magazine over the years—to send us one photo that speaks to what skydiving means to them and that would inspire our readers upon their return to the sport they love.

Featured Event Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Larry Melton flies the American flag on Veteran’s Day during the Jump For Valor Boogie at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

Wedding Planning Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

During the Turkey Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida, McKenna Knipe looks on as Per Bjorn Poulsen and Kimberly Bailey practice a jump that they’ll make during their upcoming wedding.

Raising the Next Generation: The 2019 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships By Southeast Regional Director Alixandra Hubbard   (Mar 2020) Features

The 2019 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships, held December 26-January 1 at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, was bittersweet, as longtime DZ manager and valued member of the skydiving community Betty Hill lost her 20-year battle with cancer shortly before the event.

Closing In Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

Konstantin Kunts rips up the pond at midnight on New Year’s Eve at Skydive City Zephyrhills’ Z-Carnivale.

Featured Jumper Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos To New Heights Featured Photo

Monica Dunigan (10 o’clock), B-51298, celebrates her 100th jump with friends during the Ladies by the Lake Boogie at Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Featured DZ Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos Featured DZ

Jumpers fly a head-down formation during the Live Bigz event at Skydive Spaceland–Dallas.

Wet and Wild—The 10th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting By USPA Staff and Head of Delegation Karl Meyer   (Feb 2020) Features Competition Competition News

Afternoon rains, gusty winds and low clouds greeted the competitors who arrived at Skydive Pretoria in South Africa in the weeks before the 10th Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Cup of Canopy Piloting.

Featured Event Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158   (Jan 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Marina Prokopenko comes in for landing at the Gemini Bridges geologic formation during the MOAB Boogie hosted by Skydive Moab in Utah.

A Great Trip— Ray Ferrell, D-5748, Receives the 2019 USPA Lifetime Achievement Award By USPA Executive Director Ed Scott   (Jan 2020) Features

It was a delightful early November evening in DeLand, Florida, when 30 or so friends and family members gathered to honor Raymond E. Ferrell as USPA presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.