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August 2020 Cover   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

At Skydive Perris in California, the Top Flite team, led by Kevin Kierce, flies a 16-way during its first skills camp since the DZ re-opened. 

Quaranteam Photo by George Katsoulis   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

On their return to the sky after the lifting of lockdown orders, Bob Compton, Terry Dauplaise, Eric Knight and Celine Pelletier launch an open accordion at Skydive Perris in California.

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.

Featured Training Photo Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos Safety & Training Featured Photo

Organizer Christy Frikken smiles for the camera while leading a jump during the P3 Sequential Camp at Skydive Perris in California.

Silver Anniversary—The 2019 Challenge Celebrates 25 Years of Arizona Airspeed A Parachutist Photo Essay   (Aug 2019) Homepage Features

May 24-27, 88 elite formation skydivers from more than a dozen countries and a team of five in-air videographers (Niklas Daniel, George Katsoulis, John Lyman, Jim Stengell and David Wybenga) came together at Skydive Arizona in Eloy to participate in the 23rd annual Arizona Challenge and celebrate the 25th anniversary of world-renowned formation skydiving team Arizona Airspeed.

Featured Event Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010   (May 2019) Featured Photos Featured Event

Jumpers exit at Skydive Elsinore in California on their way to setting a 27-way Korean Record for Largest Formation Skydive.

2021 USPA Safety Day A Parachutist Special Edition   (Feb 2021) Big One Homepage 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.

Centerspread Photo by Alex Swindle I D-31305   (Feb 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread

Pteam Pterodactyl—Andrew Velazquez (left) and George Hargis—practice some acrobatic wingsuit routines over Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Celebrating Our Female History Makers By Penny Rafferty Hamilton, Ph.D.   (Feb 2021) People 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.

In the Skies Again Photo by Austin George | D-37428   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

From left: Matt Congdon, Keith Jones, Chris Haslam, Colin Conway and Scott Robinson enjoy a canopy flock at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the weekend after quarantine lifted.

Doing the 50—The Very Elite Group That’s Landed in Every State By Doug Garr   (Apr 2020) Features

The 50-staters are indeed an exclusive group, and each has a unique story peppered with meeting dozens of new people while traveling thousands of miles across the continent.

Blue Skies, Betty Hill   (Mar 2020) Features

On December 16, just days before the start of the USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, beloved DZ Manager Betty Hill succumbed to cancer after a battle of 20 years.

United Nations—The 2019 FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events A USPA Staff Report with contributions from Skydive Arizona Marketing and Events Coordinator George Hargis   (Dec 2019) Features

During the first week of October, you could hear a variety of languages anywhere on the drop zone: Chinese in the boarding area, French on the packing mats in the hangar, Norwegian around the pool, German at the mock-up and Russian at the manifest window. 

Providing the Key to Safety—Bryan Burke Receives the 2019 USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service By George Hargis   (Dec 2019) Features

The USPA Board of Directors chose Bryan Burke, D-8866, to receive its prestigious Gold Medal for Meritorious Service. Every year, USPA presents a select few recipients with this award, which honors “outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over a period of years, have made significant contributions to the skydiving community.”

Leap Frogs—Forged by the Sea, Air and Land By Robert Guerra | Photos courtesy of the U.S. Navy   (Dec 2019) Features

The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, has represented the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community for decades, slowly and steadily developing their craft.

Two Times the Fun—2019 USPA National Championships By Southeast Regional Director Alixandra Hubbard   (Nov 2019) Features

The 2019 USPA Parachuting and Skydiving Nationals determined which teams and individuals will represent the U.S. in every discipline at the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships Mondial (all-events competition) in Tanay, Siberia, in 2020.

Saluting the Heroes of D-Day A USPA Staff Report with David Accetta, Art Shaffer and Keith Walter   (Aug 2019) Features

The French government arranged a series of tributes to the heroes of Normandy that attracted more than one million people from across the globe for ceremonies, speeches and commemorative airborne operations.

Featured DZ Photo by George Hargis  | D-36681   (Jul 2019) Featured Photos Featured DZ

Andy Riggs and Ally Lesnick make a 2-way head-up jump at Skydive Milwaukee.

A Perfect 10—The International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame Celebrates a Decade with 10 New Inductees By Doug Garr   (Jul 2019) Features

Each year for the past decade, the International Skydiving Museum has inducted a select few men and women who have “defined, promoted, inspired and advanced the sport at the highest levels” into its Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony and banquet for the 10 newest honorees will take place during the 2019 International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame Celebration October 17-19 at Skydive Perris in California.

Lew Sanborn Marks 70 Continuous Years of Jumping By John Bates   (Jun 2019) Features

Remember when President Harry S. Truman announced over the family radio that there was a growing threat on the Korean Peninsula? Me neither. But U.S. Army recruit Lewis Barton Sanborn must have been paying close attention, as he was going Airborne and was about to make his first jump. On April 18, 1949, he made that jump—a static-line from 1,200 feet—over Fort Benning, Georgia. That was a long, long time ago.