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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.”

Safety Check—SIM Section 6-12—Movement Jumps   (Apr 2021) Safety & Training Safety Check

In the days of belly-mounted reserves, baggy mustard-colored jumpsuits and scuffed white plastic helmets, jumpers dreamed only of flying relative to one another.

Closing In Photo by Daniel Angulo   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

From top, Todd Gleason, Eric Issacs, Victor Olivo, organizer Luis Prinetto, Max Salinas and Andrei Ponomarev enjoy a sunset angle jump during the Tropical Space Camp at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

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.

Closing In Photo by Daniel Angulo I D-28777   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

Members of the various freefly teams who competed in the TeXas Speedway freefly vs. bellyfly event at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas, get together after the competition for an angle dive.

Skydiving Among 2018’s Most Memorable Aviation Records! Photo by Daniel Angulo   (Apr 2019) Parachutist Homepage

The National Aeronautic Association selected the four-point 42-way head-down world record as one of its most memorable aviation records of 2018. The skydivers set the record on June 30 over Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, surpassing the previous record of 33 set in 2014.

November 2017 Cover   (Nov 2017) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Daniel Angulo | D-28777

On his way to taking the gold medal in accuracy landing, Rick Kuhns approaches the tuffet during an 11th-round jump-off with fellow competitor Jimmy Drummond at the 2017 USPA National Parachuting Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

Response to "The First 75"   (Nov 2021) Recent News
Follow the USPA Nationals October 15-31!   (Nov 2021) Competition Homepage USPA
Foundations of Flight | RAM-Air Parachute Anatomy—Wing Properties   (Oct 2021) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight
Rating Corner | Handling a Ramp Check   (Sep 2021) Safety & Training The Rating Corner
Foundations of Flight | Ram-Air Parachute Anatomy—Cells   (Aug 2021) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight
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.

Centerspread   (Jul 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread
Hard Openings and How to Avoid Them By Jim Crouch   (Feb 2021) Features Safety & Training

A hard-opening parachute is certainly not a new phenomenon. Skydivers have been dealing with hard openings throughout the history of sport parachuting—particularly during the early 1970s when the first ram-air main canopies and the various devices used to try and tame their openings were developed.

Featured DZ Photo by Andrew Matsis | D-38560   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Featured DZ

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

Skydiving Health and Fitness—Stretches for Getting Back to Skydiving By Dr. Nancy Grieger, DPT, of Blue Skies Physical Therapy   (Sep 2020) Features

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

July 2020 Cover   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153

Near the end of a beautiful day, Jurga Berry exits a helicopter at Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.

Back to Back Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153   (May 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Jake Cormier and Jarod Orrell orbit one another over Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.

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