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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.

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.

May 2020 Cover   (May 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

A canopy formation doesn’t quite go according to plan at the annual Spring Fling event at Skydive Sebastian in Florida. (No jumpers were injured—or even needed to cut away—in the making of this photo.)

Short and Sweet —The Annual Spring Fling A Parachutist Photo Essay   (May 2020) Features

The Spring Fling at Skydive Sebastian in Florida, traditionally held each year in early March, is a big deal for both experienced and aspiring canopy formation skydivers from around the world.

Florida Breezes Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Team Fastrax practices advanced flag-flying techniques at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

Follow the Sun Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Canopy formation skydivers fly a 16-way at the Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Featured Training Photo Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Mar 2020) Safety & Training Featured Photos Safety & Training Featured Photo

Canopy formation coach Brian Stempin high fives new CF jumper Scot Flynn during a training jump at the Freeze Your Pups event at Skydive DeLand in Florida.

July 2019 Cover   (Jul 2019) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Team Fastrax practices its demo skills during a training day at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

Featured Event Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Apr 2019) Featured Photos Featured Event

Jumpers build a sunset canopy formation during January’s Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Centerspread Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Apr 2019) Featured Photos Centerspread

Jumpers fly a canopy formation during the Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Centerspread By Michael Tomaselli   (Dec 2018) Featured Photos Centerspread

Photo by Michael Tomaselli  | D-18530

During the USPA Nationals, members of the gold-medal-winning 4-way sequential canopy formation team the Dawgfathers take in the view at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

 

Photo Spread Photo by Michael Tomaselli   (Sep 2018) Featured Photos Centerspread

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Canopy formation skydivers enjoy the view of a beautiful cloudscape during the Dawg Daze Boogie at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

July 2018 Cover   (Jul 2018) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Michael Tomaselli  |  D-18530
At Skydive Lake Wales in Florida, canopy formation skydivers Chris Gay, Scott Lazarus, Ihab Mahmoud and Greg Meadows make a triple flag jump.  

Lake Wales Revisited By Brian Pangburn   (Jun 2018) Homepage Features

The Spring Fling—which started at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales back in 2004 with only 18 participants—has grown to be the world’s largest annual gathering of canopy formation skydivers (aka canopy relative workers or CRW dogs). The 2018 Spring Fling, which returned to Lake Wales this year, attracted 112 participants from 10 countries.

April 2018 photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530   (Apr 2018) Homepage Featured Photos Closing In

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Mike Lewis pilots a canopy formation during the Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive Lake Wales in Florida.

Rating Corner | Handling a Ramp Check   (Sep 2021) Safety & Training The Rating Corner
The Summer 2021 USPA Board of Directors Meeting   (Sep 2021) Event News Homepage USPA
Noah Watts | D-28514 By Brian Giboney   (Sep 2021) People Profiles
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

Centerspread   (Aug 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread
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.

How Skydiving Changed My Life By Michael Williams   (Jun 2021) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

Just a few years ago, I felt that my dreams of returning to flying were over. I had gotten my private-pilot license in the ’90s, but life got in the way, so I had not been flying for more than 20 years.

Currency! Currency! Currency!—The 2020 Non-Fatal-Incident Summary By USPA Director of Safety and Training Ron Bell   (May 2021) Safety & Training

Unquestionably, 2020 presented a unique set of challenges to overcome.

W.O.R.K. in Cincinnati—the Winter 2021 USPA Board of Directors Meeting A USPA Staff Report   (Apr 2021) Event News

The USPA Board of Directors held its fifth meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 29-31.

Safety Check | 2020 Compliance Group Actions By North Central Regional Director Michael Wadkins   (Mar 2021) Safety & Training Safety Check

Three board members and one staff member make up the Compliance Group, which conducts investigations on allegations of member misconduct.

Rating Corner—Reminder for PRO Applicants   (Feb 2021) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

During the 2019 summer board meeting, USPA adopted and implemented an updated PRO-rating program with new jump requirements, qualifying areas and distances (the old standard of 10 accuracy jumps into a 32-foot circle no longer applies) and types of qualifying canopies.

Michael Kearns | D-16816 By Brian Giboney   (Oct 2020) People Profiles

Michael Kearns, D-16816, began jumping in 1976 while in the military. He made more than 200 special operations jumps in 14 countries, including night jumps wearing tactical gear, and also became involved in sport skydiving.

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.

Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director   (Aug 2020) Homepage Industry News

The results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Pacific Regional Director seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

Letters How to Count   (Jul 2020) People Letters

Should jumpers who die inside skydiving aircraft be counted as skydiving fatalities?

Rating Corner | The Exit—The Key to a Good Tandem Skydive By Michael Wadkins   (Jul 2020) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

Tandem skydiving has been instrumental in promoting and growing our sport; it brings both revenue and new skydivers to our DZs.

Airport Access—A Vital Part of USPA’s Mission A USPA Staff Report   (Jul 2020) Features

One of USPA’s most vital functions in pursuit of its mission to “support skydiving and those who enjoy it” is safeguarding skydiving’s rightful place in the national airspace system, which includes public airports.

Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director   (Jun 2020) Homepage Industry News

As of the June 15, 2020, deadline, eight USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of the Pacific Regional Director’s term on the USPA Board of Directors.

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