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January 2021 Cover   (Jan 2021) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

James Davis dives toward a building formation during the Wuest Ways event at Skydive Perris in California.

For Dad Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

At Skydive San Diego in Jamul, California, instructor Patrick Woodruff takes Rachelle Babler for a tandem skydive to release the ashes of her father, 28-year Navy veteran Stanley Ljosdal. Ljosdal never got to make a jump, and Babler said, “That’s why I had to do it for him.”

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.

High Honor Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Feb 2020) Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

At Skydive Perris in California, John Miller releases the ashes of his newly discovered half-brother, Randy, whom he met through DNA tracing for the first time last year and who died of natural causes before being able to make a skydive with his sibling.

Pink Skies, Pink Ribbons By Gulcin Gilbert   (Jan 2020) Features

Around the world, October is the month dedicated to breast-cancer awareness. For many years, the skydiving community marked this month with Jump for the Cause, an event that brought women together to raise money for breast cancer research and set women’s world record formation skydives.

Released Together Photo by Randy Forbes  | D-10858   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

At Skydive Perris in California, jumpers release the ashes of longtime California jumper Linda Hardesty, D-15263, and her father, Ted Hardesty.

Saying Goodbye Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California release the ashes of longtime skydiver Bud Krueger, D-3664.

Featured Jumper Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos To New Heights Featured Photo

Duffy Fainer, D-9662, makes his 4,000th jump in the center of a room dive during the Top Flight 20-Ways event at Skydive Perris in California.

Ashes to Ashes Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Aug 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Jumpers say goodbye to their friend Vern McGarry, D-7054, during his ash dive at Skydive Perris in California.

Base Instinct Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Kevin Kierce leads the base down the hill during the Top Flite formation skydiving event at Skydive Perris in California.

Featured Jumper Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos To New Heights Featured Photo

Karen Bodin (purple helmet), D-37818, makes one of a series of birthday jumps organized by Kevin Kierce at Skydive Perris in California.

Coming Together Skydivers Join Forces with Kids for Peace   (Jan 2019) Features

When some of the best skydivers in the world learned that Kids for Peace was launching the Do It for Peace campaign to inspire people worldwide to take action, they just had to be part of it! On September 27, 34 world-class skydivers with a combined total of 195,000 jumps united and accomplished a peace-sign formation at Skydive Elsinore in California.

April 2014 Cover   (Apr 2014) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858
The 4-way base of a 20-way formation flies down the hill during a Wuest Ways event hosted by big-way organizers Doug and Marilyn Wuest at Skydive Perris in California.

April 1984 Cover   (Apr 1984) Featured Photos Covers

John Rodgers of San Diego, CA is a graphic artist and illustrator with more than 10 years' experience in the field.  This painting, entitled "Shuttle Jump," was inspired by Rodgers' interest in space and his friendship with Randy Forbes, B-9040, an avid skydiver.  "Both Randy and I were delighted to see Michael Carroll's 'Skydivers Over Jupiter' in PARACHUTIST...when I saw (it) I thought to myself...perfect, now I can bring that same sort of felling a little closer to home."

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

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

Matthew Teetshorn Earns D-40000!   (Mar 2021) Big One
USPA Seeks New Director of Government Relations   (Feb 2021) Parachutist Top Three Homepage Government Relations
USPA Is Working for You   (Jan 2021) Homepage USPA.org News Homepage USPA

The USPA Board of Directors held its fifth meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 29-31. For the second time, the board meeting was broadcast live via Zoom Webinar for USPA members to observe and over 130 USPA members registered to attend the virtual meeting.

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.

Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies   (Apr 2020) Homepage Industry News
Striving for Zero—The 2019 Fatality Summary By Jim Crouch   (Apr 2020) Features

This annual summary looks at each 2019 fatality and places it in an appropriate category.

Skydiving-Related Aircraft Accidents By USPA Director of Government Relations Randy Ottinger   (Apr 2020) Features

Piloting a jump plane is among the most demanding of flying jobs, with multiple takeoffs and landings in a variety of conditions and with a variety of loads, as well as the need to refuel often throughout a day.

Rating Corner | Safety Day Activities for Jump Pilots By Randy Ottinger   (Mar 2020) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

Safety Day presents the perfect opportunity to strengthen the relationship between jump pilots and skydivers.

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.

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