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Rating Corner | Running the Radio By Jim Crouch   (Jul 2021) Recent News
Centerspread   (Apr 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread
Next Step—Earning a Tandem Rating By Jim Crouch | Photos by David Cherry   (Oct 2020) Features

So, you’ve been jumping for a few years and you’ve decided it’s time to work on earning a tandem instructor rating.

Rating Corner | Judging: The Other Ratings Track Jim Rees | D-13359   (Sep 2020) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

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

Five Reasons You Should Attend Nationals A USPA Staff Report   (Aug 2020) Features

The camaraderie, the spirit of competition and the drama keep jumpers returning to Nationals year after year, but it’s also more than that. The reasons people attend Nationals are as varied as the disciplines showcased at the event.

Let’s Dance Photo by David Cherry | D-33500   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Chazi Blacksher and John Blackburn put on their dancing shoes at Skydive Arizona in Eloy for a local magazine piece promoting a children’s nonprofit event.

Swinging Into Action Photo by David Cherry | D-33500   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Levity founder Leah Levy product tests her company’s Pocket Swing, which is made from upcycled parachute fabric, underneath a Droplyne balloon flying over Arizona City, Arizona.

Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing By Shauna Finley   (Feb 2020) Homepage Safety & Training Ask A Rigger

Chances are, you know very little about your reserve canopy (after all, it’s packed away out of view most of the time), but you should. It’s an important piece of equipment, and although you hope to never use it, you probably will at some point. (Photo by David Cherry.)

Centerspread Photo by David Cherry I D-33500   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Centerspread

Beau Riebe swoops the pond during the open freestyle canopy piloting test event at the USPA Nationals.

Centerspread Photo by David Cherry | D-33500   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Centerspread

At Skydive Orange in Virginia, David Wybenga gets down on one knee in front of Melanie Firth during a photo shoot for the couple's save-the-date cards for their upcoming wedding.

Foundations of Flight | Head Position By Axis Flight School   (Jul 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

Foundations of Flight | Belly to Head-Up Transition By Axis Flight School   (Jun 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

Foundations of Flight | Vertical Compressed Exit (Mixed Formation Skydiving Random C) By Axis Flight School   (May 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

Foundations of Flight | Angle Flying—Head First on Belly By Axis Flight School   (Apr 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

Closing In Photo by David Cherry   (Apr 2019) Featured Photos Closing In

During the annual Puerto Rico Freefall Festival at Xtreme Divers West in Arecibo, (from top) Dustin De Salvo, Rachael Duenskie and Derek Hart pull off a train exit.

Closing In Photo by David Cherry   (Mar 2019) Featured Photos Closing In

Photo by David Cherry |  D-33500

At the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Air Force Rejects competes in 2-way vertical formation skydiving, in which they took the bronze medal.

Foundations of Flight | Back-Fly Side-Slides By Axis Flight School   (Mar 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

Foundations of Flight | 69 Exit By Axis Flight School   (Jan 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

November 2018 Cover   (Nov 2018) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Mixed formation skydiving team Fallhalla (Chris Gunter, Paul Harris and Emily Royal) turns points on its way to taking fourth in the advanced class at the USPA National Skydiving Championships at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

Centerspread By David Cherry   (Nov 2018) Featured Photos Centerspread

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Dallas Disturbance builds a formation on its way to taking the silver medal in 16-way formation skydiving at the USPA National Skydiving Championships at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

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.

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
Back-Tracking A Parachutist Anniversary Series   (Mar 2021) Features
2021 USPA Safety Day A Parachutist Special Edition   (Feb 2021) Features Safety & Training

In 1997, Patty Chernis, newly elected to the USPA Board as a regional director, suggested that USPA create a special day to get jumpers current and prepared for the upcoming skydiving season. Now in its 25th year, Safety Day has grown increasingly popular, morphing from year to year to address current trends.

Saving Dillingham By Communications Associate Luke Jones | Photos by Lindsay Wheeler   (Feb 2021) Homepage Features

Each year, roughly 55,000 Oahu locals and tourists visit Dillingham Airfield to skydive, glide and fly.

Ascension—Magician David Blaine Inspires with Dreamlike Skydiving Stunt By Communications Associate Luke Jones   (Oct 2020) Features

On the morning of September 2, 9-year-old Dessa Blaine looked up above the small town of Page, Arizona, and saw her father, David, become a tiny dot in the sky.

November 2020 Cover   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Craig O’Brien | D-19294

Magician and C-licensed skydiver David Blaine takes off under a cluster of weather balloons to make a nearly 25,000-foot jump over Page, Arizona, for his YouTube special event “Ascension.”

October 2020 Cover   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Thomas Grana | D-34640

At the Highlight Skydiving Team’s training camp at Meadow Peak Skydiving in Marion, Montana, to prepare for countrywide demos commemorating the anniversary of the 19th amendment (which gave women the right to vote), Keri Bell swoops by her teammates during a photo shoot coordinated by photographer David Wybenga.

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.

Spaceland Hosts Sixth Annual 3-Way Formation Skydiving Competition By Christy West   (Sep 2020) Competition Five Minute Call

Coronavirus slowed but did not stop the Skydive Spaceland 3-Way Formation Skydiving Competition!

Featured Training Photo Photo by David Gerstein | D-28242   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Safety & Training Featured Photo

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

Featured Jumper Photo by Alex Swindle | D-31305   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos To New Heights Featured Photo

David Robinson (red and white rig), D-33346, and friends celebrate his 70th birthday with a 17-way formation of the number 70 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

David “Junior” Ludvik | D-25148 By Brian Giboney   (Jun 2020) People Profiles

David “Junior” Ludvik, D-25148, started skydiving in 1999 at Skydive Tecumseh in Michigan.

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.

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