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Six PAC Photo by Jason Waller | D-26672   (Feb 2019) People Featured Photos Five Minute Call

Jumpers (clockwise from top left) Eric Bjorn, Mark Dorminey, Alan Stephenson, Trixie Stephenson, Nuno Merino and J.D. Colley successfully launch a 6-way chunk out of a PAC 750XL over Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.

Using Your Fear By Ally Milne   (Aug 2021) Features
U.S. Parachute Team Going for Gold in Russia   (Aug 2021) Event News Competition Homepage USPA

USPA has sent more than 60 of the most accomplished U.S. skydivers to Siberia to compete in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships-Mondial. The action starts August 10, and the competition runs through August 20.  To follow along behind-the-scenes, follow our Instagram page where we are posting daily stories from the event: https://www.instagram.com/skydiveuspa

Are These Winds OK to Jump In? By Jason Russell   (May 2021) Safety & Training
September 2020 Cover   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

Josiah Rich and Jason Brigmon of U.S. Freestyle Team Axiom XP make a training jump at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

It’s a Tough Job, But Someone’s Gotta Do It—The Life of a DZO By Jim Crouch   (May 2020) Features

Whether a fleeting thought or a serious consideration, many skydivers have entertained the idea of owning their own drop zone.

Carmen Villamil | D-30297 By Brian Giboney   (Apr 2020) People Profiles

Carmen Villamil, D-30297, began jumping in her native Puerto Rico but now makes her home at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. She is involved in many aspects of the sport—instructing, videography, rigging and competing—and has excelled at each.

Jake Jensen | D-30450 By Brian Giboney   (Mar 2020) People Profiles

Jake Jensen, D-30450, is a two-time Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Champion and five-time USPA National Champion in vertical formation skydiving with team SDC Core.

Featured Jumper Photo by Bryan Buechler | D-20455   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo

Jason and Mel Jerusalem, D-26171 and D-26162, celebrate 15 years of marriage by making a jump at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

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.

How Skydiving Changed My Life By Pam Potzer   (Sep 2019) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

Growing up, I would constantly tell my parents that one day I’d skydive, too. They’d always tell me how expensive and dangerous it was, I think because a part of them did not want to see pictures of their daughter hanging off the strut of a Cessna.

Upright Citizens—Head-Up Formation Skydivers Make History By Jessica Brownlow   (Sep 2019) Features

An international group of skydivers broke the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Up Formation Skydive by flying an 84-way during the Upright World Record Attempts at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, July 22-26.

Creating a Better Brain Bucket—Skydiving Helmets Step Toward Safety Standards By Annette O’Neil   (Jul 2019) Features

A good helmet once seemed like just the ticket to escape such a fate. The reality, unfortunately, is that helmets simply aren’t designed to protect people against traumatic brain injury. They can’t.

Travis Mills | D-27249 By Brian Giboney   (Jan 2019) People Profiles

Travis Mills, D-27249, is a world-class canopy pilot who flies competitively for the PD Factory Team and is a canopy coach for Flight-1. He is also talented in freefall and has been on numerous world-record-setting big-way jumps and medaled in freestyle and vertical formation skydiving at the world championships. The most recent of his many accomplishments are winning the first meet and taking silver overall at the two-meet 2018 Swoop Freestyle World Championships and taking bronze overall at the 2018 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals.

Bill Wenger | D-3774 By Brian Giboney   (Aug 2018) People Profiles

Bill Wenger, D-3774 and a U.S. Army Golden Knight from 1974-1980, has dedicated much of his life to coaching and developing military skydivers, bringing dozens of teams to the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. He helped pioneer the 8-way FS discipline and earned numerous medals in FS and accuracy at national and world competitions. His peers describe him as “a great guy,” “humble,” “hard working” and “a great father” (to current Golden Knight Jason Wenger).

Watch Out for Wombats! by U.S. TopPOP James Davis   (Jul 2018) Features

On April 19, 132 members of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society (and subgroups Skydivers Over Sixty, Jumpers Over Seventy and Jumpers Over Eighty) made the trek to the rural drop zone for the 14th POPS World Meet, temporarily increasing the town’s population by 11 percent.

Closing In Photo by Elliot Byrd   (Jul 2018) Featured Photos Closing In

Organizer Jason Brigmon (bottom) makes a 2-way freefly jump with Neal Wiggs at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

Busy Days in San Antonio—The 2018 USPA Board of Directors Winter Meeting A USPA Staff Report   (May 2018) Features

San Antonio, an anchor of the Texas Triangle (an area of the state containing five major cities and 70 percent of its population), attracted Texas-sized crowds for the USPA Board of Directors meeting March 2-4. The winter meeting, one of the most well-attended USPA meetings in history, contained three days of full agendas and an evening of camaraderie along the Riverwalk after Saturday’s annual USPA General Membership Meeting.

Featured Training Photo Photo by Jeff Agard   (May 2018) Featured Photos Safety & Training Featured Photo

During an AFF Instructor Rating Course at Skydive Phoenix in Maricopa, Arizona, candidate Jason Allison (top) exits with AFF Instructor Examiner Dave Lepka for an evaluation jump. 

Photo by Jeff Agard  |  D-16906

USPA Winter Board Meeting Concludes   (Mar 2018) Homepage Industry News Membership Services

The USPA Board of Directors met in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4 for its winter board meeting.

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