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Cover August 2021   (Aug 2021) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

During the P3 Power Play at Skydive Perris in California, 18 jumpers test out a spiral-staircase formation designed by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld in preparation for attempting a 54-way version of the same formation the next day.

The Future of Wingsuits By Matt Gerdes of Squirrel and Next Level Flight   (Jul 2021) Features

Since the development of the sport in the last decade is largely the stuff of YouTube videos, let’s talk about what’s next. Where’s wingsuiting going in the future?

Making it Happen in 2021 with P3 By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (May 2021) Event News
April 2021 Cover   (Apr 2021) Featured Photos Covers
Safer Than We Used to Be? By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Mar 2021) Features Safety & Training

“Modern equipment, technology and training have made skydiving so much safer than ever before.”

Have they?

How Skydiving Changed My Life By Spencer Hopp   (Dec 2020) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

Ever since I was a little kid, doctors told me that I would be limited to certain activities because I was born with spina bifida. I never even entertained the idea of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, and anyway, skydiving was something that terrified me. That all would change after going to Skydive Perris in California.

Reaching Full Potential Through Visualization By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Aug 2020) Features

Visualization is the ability to create clear, detailed and accurate images in your mind of something that you want to reproduce as physical reality. In essence, quality visualization is much like a very well-trained imagination.

Tales From the Bonfire | The Wild, Wild Midwest By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Jun 2020) People Tales from the Bonfire

As most older skydivers are aware, the Midwest was the wild, wild Midwest in the early 1980s.

System Restart—Coming Back to Skydiving After a Long Layoff By Matt Leonard   (Jun 2020) Features

Risk mitigation and the decision-making process surrounding risk mitigation is an important part of the foundation of safety.

2020 Vision for Safety By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Mar 2020) Features

Over the last two years, the skydiving fatality rate in the U.S. has reached record low levels. Overall, skydivers across the globe are also doing a better job with safety. (Thank you all for that.) But when even one of us is lost or injured in a skydiving accident, it is one too many.

Pink Skies, Pink Ribbons By Gulcin Gilbert   (Jan 2020) Features

Around the world, October is the month dedicated to breast-cancer awareness. For many years, the skydiving community marked this month with Jump for the Cause, an event that brought women together to raise money for breast cancer research and set women’s world record formation skydives.

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.

Rating Corner | AFF is Formation Skydiving By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Nov 2019) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

If you’re instructing AFF students, you are engaging in formation skydiving.

Letters   (Nov 2018) People Letters

I just began my 41st year of skydiving at age 82. I have been current throughout all those years, rarely missing a single month. I once went 34 years and 11 months without a miss until a bicycle crash sidelined me for three months. However, I notice myself becoming more apprehensive every time I drive or fly to the jump center, and I do not know why and wish to stop being that way.

Hannah Betts | D-30022 By Brian Giboney   (Nov 2018) People Profiles

Hannah Betts, D-30022, is a competitive skydiver, instructor and stunt performer who began her jumping career in the U.K. but now lives in California. Betts’ 4-way formation skydiving team—Bodyflight Storm—won the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale Women’s World Championships and twice won the British Championships, and she was a member of the 181-way team that set the FAI Women’s World Record for Largest Formation Skydive. Skydiving opened the door to a career in Hollywood, where she now does stunt work for TV shows and movies, which have included “NCIS,” “The Walking Dead” and “Antman.”

Message Of Peace—A Parachutist Pictorial By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Aug 2018) Homepage Features

For skydivers, two things keep us in the sport—our passion for human flight and the amazing friendships we build with others who share that passion. One way to enjoy both is to be involved in large-formation skydiving events.

One More Jumper: The SoS World Record Week by Carol Jones and Doug Garr   (Jul 2018) Features

The record series kicked off on April 20. First up was the three-day JOS world record event. Thirty-two skydivers in their 70s from Canada, Germany, Sweden and the U.S. participated.

Message of Peace by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Jun 2018) Homepage Features

For skydivers, two things keep us in the sport—our passion for human flight and the amazing friendships we build with others who share that passion.

Perris Organizes a Great Holiday Boogie by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Mar 2018) Homepage Five Minute Call

What makes a great holiday boogie? Blue skies and perfect temperatures? A line up of all the Skyvans and Twin Otters you can use? Top-notch facilities and awesome parties? How about hundreds of skydivers from around the world and fantastic organizers of nearly every discipline, all sharing the skies, keeping it safe and having the holiday of their lives? The Party in Perridise Holiday Boogie at Skydive Perris in California had all that and much more. 

Jen Domenico | D-22977 by Brian Giboney   (Oct 2017) People Profiles

Jen Domenico, D-22977, is a women’s world record holder and has been a member of USPA for 21 years. As a big-way skydiver, she coordinated many P3 events with Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld at Skydive Perris in California. She’s also an active 4- and 8-way formation skydiving competitor.

Sonya Higley | D-29840 By Brian Giboney   (Aug 2021) People Profiles
Rating Corner | Running the Radio By Jim Crouch   (Jul 2021) Recent News
Skydiving Safety—Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going By Director of Safety and Training Ron Bell   (Jul 2021) Safety & Training

Safety has always been a priority for the United States Parachute Association and its predecessor organizations, National Parachute Jumpers-Riggers Inc. (1946-1957) and the Parachute Club of America (1957-1967).

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.”

How It Was Captured: “Echoes in Time” A Parachutist Staff Report | Photos by Brianne Thompson   (Jul 2021) Featured Photos

In honor of USPA’s 75th anniversary, Niklas Daniel, D-28906, of AXIS Fight School captured the striking photo that is the centerspread of this issue of Parachutist.

Foundations of Flight | Ram-Air Parachute and Canopy Check   (Jul 2021) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Images by Bruce Fournier.

The First 75 A Parachutist Special Section   (Jul 2021) People

In 1946, when legendary exhibition jumper Joe Crane founded National Parachute Jumper-Riggers Inc., he brought with him a licensing system for parachutists that he had earlier originated.

Piggybacks and Three-Ring Circuses—A Slightly Irreverent Look Back at Skydiving Equipment By Kevin Gibson   (Jul 2021) Features

One night, as you’re reading a bedtime story to your young parachute, it will inevitably want to know the answer to the question, “Where did I come from?” A responsible parachute owner had better be ready with the answers.

Centerspread   (Jul 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread
Planning the Jump, Jumping the Plan Photos by Tim Parrant of Team Alter Ego   (Jun 2021) People Features
June 2021 Cover   (Jun 2021) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Tim Parrant | D-34622

Wingsuit flyer Dani Roman orbits skysurfer Juan Ventura Sanchez Finguer and belly-flyer Pete Allum at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

Tales from the Bonfire—57 Balloons By Kevin Walsh   (Jun 2021) People Tales from the Bonfire

It was 8 a.m. on the first day of the year 1984. I was a young guy outside a hangar in Stow, Massachusetts, hooked into a 151-foot-tall tower of helium balloons that I called “Aprealis.”

Are These Winds OK to Jump In? By Jason Russell   (May 2021) Safety & Training
Currency! Currency! Currency!—The 2020 Non-Fatal-Incident Summary By USPA Director of Safety and Training Ron Bell   (May 2021) Safety & Training

Unquestionably, 2020 presented a unique set of challenges to overcome.

Another Record Low—The 2020 Fatality Summary By Jim Crouch   (Apr 2021) Safety & Training