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December 1988 Cover   (Dec 1988) Featured Photos Covers

Leo Dickinson of Griswold, England took this picture of jumpers leaving from a Casa 212 over Spain.  Courtesy: British Parachute Association.

June 1987 Cover   (Jun 1987) Featured Photos Covers

The classic student-in-tow nightmare was recreated for the cameras of Leo Dickinson, co-conspirator with Pete Reynolds on the continuing Wally Gubbins project. (See story, this issue.)  Dickinson, a native of England, has made 54 television documentaries since his first one in 1970.  The inset photo is of Gregory Robertson, who saved an unconscious fellow jumper by pulling her reserve ripcord.  (See related story.)

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

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.”

Jacques-André Istel | D-2 By Brian Giboney   (Jul 2021) People Profiles

Without Jacques-André Istel, the sport of parachuting would not be what it is today.

How Skydiving Changed My Life By Jack Flack   (Apr 2021) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

November 2, 1968, was a beautiful clear Saturday. I had just turned 19 and was a 145-pound freshman at the University of Houston when I went to the Galveston Skydivers in Dickinson, 30 miles away.

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.

Flyerz, Squirrel and Local Jumpers Pay It Forward   (Oct 2020) People Five Minute Call

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of the many DZs located at the Aeroporto de Boituva in Brazil, approximately 50 parachute packers found themselves out of work.

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.

Featured Training Photo Photo by Dave Bryce | D-20372   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Safety & Training Featured Photo

Instructor Matt Leonard of Superior Flight Solutions films James Deller’s landing for use in the debrief during a canopy course at Jumptown in Orange Massachusetts.

Featured Event Photo by Marco Fürst | D-32690   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Matt Leonard, Andreas Mosling, Marcus Denniston, Allison Reay, Matt Siegman and Cameron King fly in formation at the Flock and Flow canopy piloting event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Featured Event Photo by Marco Fürst | D-32690   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Matt Leonard, Andreas Mosling, Marcus Denniston, Allison Reay, Matt Siegman and Cameron King fly in formation at the Flock and Flow canopy piloting event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

System Restart—Coming Back to Skydiving After a Long Layoff By Matt Leonard   (Jun 2020) Features

Risk mitigation and the decision-making process surrounding risk mitigation is an important part of the foundation of safety.

Closing In Photo By Juan Mayer | D-26130   (May 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

At USPA Foreign Affiliate Go Fly Paraquedismo in Boituva, Brazil, Roberta Mancino and Val Sobol take a dock during the Wingsuit Carnival Boogie organized by Leo Orsini of Flyerz Wingsuit School.

Flock and Flow Article and Photos by Michael Brewer   (Jan 2020) Features

Halloween is all about chocolate, taking candy from strangers and, apparently, flying really fast parachutes at one another—at least for attendees of the debut Flock and Flow camp, held at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, during Halloween weekend.

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.

Marylou Laughlin | D-12418 By Brian Giboney   (Oct 2019) People Profiles

Marylou Laughlin, D-12418, started skydiving in 1988 and soon became heavily involved in competition, first as a competitor, then as a judge.

Foundations of Flight | Learning About Learning, Part 1 By Joel Strickland   (Oct 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

Making a Sport of It—Lincoln Sport Parachute Club Celebrates 60 Years By Bill Lahman   (Sep 2019) Features

The club invited friends from years past, and many showed up for the weekend, including some who were part of the club in its first decade.

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.

An Aerial African Adventure By Gulcin Gilbert   (Jun 2019) Features

No great adventure was ever achieved by staring at a phone. Well, unless you’re a skydiver who spotted a post on social media about a Huey-helicopter-based innhopp (a nomadic skydiving adventure where you’re not told the itinerary) in Namibia, Africa, and decided to sign up! Noted innhopp organizer Even Rokne and aerial cinematographer Tommy Papatango put together the event, which included jumps into 23 locations, overnight stays at five-star lodges and an adventure spanning 1,600-miles.

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