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April 1991 Cover   (Apr 1991) Featured Photos Covers

British Royal Marines built this European record CRW stack over Netherhaven in southern England—a 17-way diamond, with Simon Ward as photographer.  see story, page 26.

January 1988 Cover   (Jan 1988) Featured Photos Covers

Simon Ward, a professional photographer and skydiver from Great Britain, submitted this shot of the British Royal Marine CRW Team.  Well known in his native land and in Europe, Ward was one of several photographers who covered the world record 126-way in Belgium last year.  He has also contributed to USPA's annual calendar for the last two years.

Latin Skydivers Celebrate 60 Years   (Dec 2021) People
Response to "The First 75"   (Nov 2021) People Letters
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.”

How It Was Captured: “Echoes in Time” A Parachutist Staff Report | Photos by Brianne Thompson   (Jul 2021) Featured Photos

In honor of USPA’s 75th anniversary, Niklas Daniel, D-28906, of AXIS Fight School captured the striking photo that is the centerspread of this issue of Parachutist.

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.

Women in Skydiving By Ed Scott   (Jan 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

Many jumpers are surprised to learn that women make up only about 13 percent of USPA’s membership, because it seems like there are more women than that at their DZs.

A Record Crowd—Skydive Perris Hosts the 2019 International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration By Doug Garr   (Dec 2019) Features

In October, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame held its 10th annual Hall of Fame Celebration at Skydive Perris in California.

On Top of the World Photo by Mark Norman | D-23126   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Simon Whittle skysurfs above the World Islands at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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.

Contributions and Innovations—Mark Baur Receives the 2018 USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service a USPA Staff Report   (Apr 2019) Homepage Features

Mark Baur, D-6108, is a USPA Lifetime Member who made his first skydive in 1978. By 1979 he had earned all four licenses and USPA issued them all—A through D—in March of that year. Over the years, Baur earned nearly all possible USPA instructional ratings: He was a Coach Examiner and AFF, Tandem and Static-Line Instructor Examiner. Although he no longer holds instructional ratings (he stopped using his last rating—AFF Instructor—at the end of 2018), he continues to mentor local instructors at his home DZ, Skydive Twin Cities in Baldwin, Wisconsin.

Once When I was James Bond's Stunt Double By B.J. Worth   (Dec 2018) People Tales from the Bonfire

There was not enough room in the October issue’s “Profile” of B.J. Worth by Brian Giboney to include this anecdote, so we are printing it here. Worth was responding to Giboney’s question, “What’s your best bonfire story about being James Bond’s stunt double?”

World's First Twelve-Man Star   (May 2018) Parachutist Homepage
The Last Hurrah for Film? by Tom Sanders   (May 2018) Tales from the Bonfire

Shooting skydiving on film—true film—has a long history. Nearly at our sport’s inception, freefall cinematographers captured it this way. It was the only way to show a skydive in motion. Many of the early movie cameras used in freefall were World War II military surplus, just like early parachute gear. These were gun cameras, which the military mounted on aircraft guns to record a minute or so of footage when the weapon fired.