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The Summer 2021 USPA Board of Directors Meeting   (Sep 2021) Event News Homepage USPA
Breaking Barriers—A Look at Women in the Sport on the 10th Anniversary of SIS By Director of Sport Promotion Shanon Searls   (Jun 2021) People Features

In 2021, the USPA Sisters in Skydiving program celebrates its 10th anniversary!

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.

Meet the Executive Director—Albert Berchtold | D-27832 A USPA Staff Report   (Jan 2021) Homepage Features
A Quarter Century of Service—USPA Says Farewell to Executive Director Ed Scott By Nancy Koreen   (Dec 2020) Features

Twenty-five years is no small amount of anyone’s lifetime. A quarter of a century. Roughly one-third of the lifespan of an average American male. And the number of years Ed Scott has dedicated to the U.S. Parachute Association, the sport of skydiving and skydivers across the United States and around the world.

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”. 

That's a wrap! USPA Board Meets in Nashville   (Sep 2020) Homepage Industry News

The USPA Board of Directors held its fourth meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Nashville, Tennessee, September 18-20. For the first time, the board meeting was broadcast live via Zoom Webinar for any USPA members to observe.

Attend the USPA Summer Board Meeting from Home   (Sep 2020) Homepage Industry News

USPA’s board of directors is holding its next meeting September 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, and we are excited to announce that it will now be broadcast Webinar style via Zoom.

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

It’s safe to say that nothing about 2020 has proceeded according to anyone’s plans. Whatever was planned in January was tossed out the window by March.

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.

USPA Selects Albert Berchtold as Next Executive Director   (Jul 2020) Homepage Industry News

Albert Berchtold, D-27832, has been selected as USPA’s next executive director, officially taking the job on January 1, 2021. After an eight-month search process, USPA’s board of directors affirmed the decision this week.

USPA Plays Important Role in Airport Access By Ed Scott   (Jul 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

Over the years, USPA has amassed a stunning record of helping to establish DZs on airports of all sizes and activity levels, from sleepy one-runway airports to airports with control towers and airline service.

What will be the new normal at drop zones? By Ed Scott   (Jun 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

The big question is, what will the activity level be at DZs upon reopening? And how long will it take until first-jump customers and experienced skydivers return to normal levels?

Making It Through Together By Ed Scott   (May 2020) Homepage People Gearing Up

In no wild nightmare could I have conceived that a virus would ground skydiving and, indeed, shut down the world.

Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies   (Apr 2020) Homepage Industry News
Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield Photos by Patrick Kessler and Lindsay Wheeler   (Apr 2020) Homepage Industry News

On April 15, USPA and other general aviation groups won a reprieve for aviation businesses, including two drop zones, at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii.

Working Together to Save Skydiving at Dillingham Airfield By Ed Scott   (Apr 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

HDOT ordered all businesses at the airport to shut their doors by June 30, demonstrating a cold indifference to the scores of people whose livelihoods and lives will be upended.

Planning for 2020 and Beyond—The USPA Board of Directors Winter Meeting A USPA Staff Report   (Apr 2020) Features

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

Alice Hicks |D-23554 By Brian Giboney   (Oct 2021) People Profiles
Noah Watts | D-28514 By Brian Giboney   (Sep 2021) People Profiles
Tales from the Bonfire | My Date with Destiny   (Sep 2021) People Tales from the Bonfire
DZ Unknown   (Sep 2021) Features Safety & Training
Adeline Gray—Daredevil in Nylon A USPA Staff Report   (Aug 2021) People
Larger Than Life—The 2021 International Skydiving Hall of Fame Inductees By Doug Garr   (Aug 2021) People

Each year the International Skydiving Museum inducts a select few men and women who have “defined, promoted, inspired and advanced the sport at the highest levels” into its Hall of Fame.

Sonya Higley | D-29840 By Brian Giboney   (Aug 2021) People Profiles
Foundations of Flight | Ram-Air Parachute Anatomy—Cells   (Aug 2021) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight
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).

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?

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.”

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.

Baney Receives Regional Achievement Award   (Jul 2021) People

In May, Lee Baney, D-10487, received the USPA Regional Achievement Award for the Central Region during a ceremony at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

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.

What the BLEEP Does USPA Do for Me?! By Director of Sport Promotion Shanon Searls   (Jul 2021) Features

Many members wonder what USPA does exactly, not only as an organization, but also for its members. Well, since USPA turns 75 this month, what better time to share how the organization works and where it’s headed from here?