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Warm Up Photo by Cornelius van der Walt | D-34613   (Feb 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Bradley Meyer prepares to make a hot-air balloon jump over Skydive Arizona in Eloy just before the DZ’s annual Christmas Boogie.

Eloy Throws Busy Thanksgiving Boogie By George Hargis | D-36681   (Feb 2019) People Five Minute Call

Jumpers had a lot to be thankful for at Skydive Arizona in Eloy over the course of the Thanksgiving Boogie. The weather was perfect, and participants were able to jump from sunrise to sunset.

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:

Foundations of Flight | Ram-Air Parachute Anatomy—Cells   (Aug 2021) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight
A Short Look at a Long History—The USPA National Championships A USPA Staff Report   (Jul 2021) Competition

In the beginning, there was accuracy or, as it was called at the time, “spot jumping.”

Riding Across Virginia for the U.S. Parachute Team By USPA Executive Director Albert Berchtold   (Jun 2021) People

I was about to ride 533 miles across Virginia—west along the Potomac River, then through the mountains to the famous red caboose in Damascus in the southwest corner of the state. It would be a multi-day ride with 33,000 feet of climbing. My stomach had butterflies.

Ask A Rigger—Kill-Line Pilot Chutes By Derek Vanboeshoten   (May 2021) Safety & Training Ask A Rigger
December 2020 Cover   (Dec 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Craig Amrine | D-23425

Vanessa Larroca participates in the Flips and Shenanigans freestyle event and competition at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Tales from the Bonfire | Flying Backwards, PLF, Explosion By Sandy Harper-Calliham   (Dec 2020) People Tales from the Bonfire
The Sky is NOT the Limit—Freedom Freefall Goes National By Andy VanHandel   (Oct 2020) Event News Features

On Saturday, August 15, more than 40 military veterans around the country took to the air on tandem skydives during the 6th Annual Freedom Freefall event.

Tales from the Bonfire | 1986 Is Calling By Kevin Gibson   (Sep 2020) People Tales from the Bonfire

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

America Gets a Dose of LSD at Spaceland Houston By Alethia Austin   (Sep 2020) Event News Five Minute Call

After having great success in Europe over the past four years, the LSD (Level, Slot, Dock) Skills Camps made their way to the U.S., landing at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, in July.

Gearing Up By Ed Scott   (Aug 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

There are three opportunities for USPA members to participate in important skydiving gatherings in the coming months.

Opening Shock By William Grut   (Aug 2020) People Letters

The recent accident-statistics report—“Non-Fatal Incidents Summary” by Ron Bell in the May issue of Parachutist—was interesting and prompts me to bring up, once again, the problems of opening  shock.

Responding to the Pandemic—Skydivers Step Up By Doug Garr   (Jul 2020) Features

On a beautiful, cloudless Saturday afternoon last April, Team Fastrax, a professional exhibition team based at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio, boarded their Caravan to make a demo like no other before.

Centerspread Painting by Yvette Walter  I D-32690   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

Painting by Yvette Walter  I D-32690

“Fun with Friends”
Acrylic on canvas

Tampa, Florida

Short and Sweet —The Annual Spring Fling A Parachutist Photo Essay   (May 2020) Features

The Spring Fling at Skydive Sebastian in Florida, traditionally held each year in early March, is a big deal for both experienced and aspiring canopy formation skydivers from around the world.

Max Cohn | D-20252 By Brian Giboney   (Feb 2020) People Profiles

Max Cohn, D-20252, made a name for himself in the 1990s as an East Coast freefly talent when most of the evolution of the discipline was occurring in the West and in Florida.

The 2019 Wingsuit Flying World Cup—The Spirit of World Competition By Scott Callantine   (Dec 2019) Features

When a competitive skydiver earns a U.S. Parachute Team patch and the opportunity to represent their country at a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale world skydiving event, they are bound to have an amazing experience.

The Big Green Sky—Two Carbon-Offset Initiatives Offer Skydivers a Greener Way to Go By Annette O’Neil   (Dec 2019) Features

First things first: There’s a lot of debate surrounding this topic. Global climate change remains a charged topic, season after season … especially since those seasons seem to be, well, changing.

A Record Crowd—Skydive Perris Hosts the 2019 International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration By Doug Garr   (Dec 2019) Features

In October, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame held its 10th annual Hall of Fame Celebration at Skydive Perris in California.