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

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

Back-Tracking A Parachutist Anniversary Series   (Mar 2021) Recent News
2021 USPA Safety Day A Parachutist Special Edition   (Feb 2021) Features Safety & Training

In 1997, Patty Chernis, newly elected to the USPA Board as a regional director, suggested that USPA create a special day to get jumpers current and prepared for the upcoming skydiving season. Now in its 25th year, Safety Day has grown increasingly popular, morphing from year to year to address current trends.

Meet the Executive Director—Albert Berchtold | D-27832 A USPA Staff Report   (Jan 2021) Homepage Features
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.

Gearing Up By Ed Scott   (Aug 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

There are three opportunities for USPA members to participate in important skydiving gatherings in the coming months.

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.

USPA Plays Important Role in Airport Access By Ed Scott   (Jul 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

Over the years, USPA has amassed a stunning record of helping to establish DZs on airports of all sizes and activity levels, from sleepy one-runway airports to airports with control towers and airline service.

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.

Working Together to Save Skydiving at Dillingham Airfield By Ed Scott   (Apr 2020) Homepage Gearing Up

HDOT ordered all businesses at the airport to shut their doors by June 30, demonstrating a cold indifference to the scores of people whose livelihoods and lives will be upended.

Planning for 2020 and Beyond—The USPA Board of Directors Winter Meeting A USPA Staff Report   (Apr 2020) Features

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

Drive and Dedication—Kirk Knight, D-6709, Receives the USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service A USPA Staff Report   (Mar 2020) Features

As chief judge at the 2019 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, Kirk M. Knight chose to receive USPA’s prestigious Gold Medal for Meritorious Service—bestowed on him by unanimous acclaim of the USPA Board of Directors earlier in the year—at the banquet following the event.

USPA Board Meets in Phoenix   (Feb 2020) Parachutist Homepage Industry News

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

Wet and Wild—The 10th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting By USPA Staff and Head of Delegation Karl Meyer   (Feb 2020) Features Competition Competition News

Afternoon rains, gusty winds and low clouds greeted the competitors who arrived at Skydive Pretoria in South Africa in the weeks before the 10th Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Cup of Canopy Piloting.

Dynamic Duo—Two Teams Set Sequential World Records at Perris A USPA Staff Report   (Jan 2020) Features

October 2019 proved to be a banner month for sequential skydiving, as two separate groups of jumpers achieved world-record performances, one in full-break sequential formation skydiving and the other in canopy formation skydiving.

Board to Elect a New National Director   (Dec 2019) Homepage Industry News

The USPA Board of Directors is in need of a new National Director to fill the vacancy when Shanon Searls joins the USPA staff as the new Director of Sport Promotion on December 17.

Renew Your Ratings Online By Ed Scott   (Dec 2019) Homepage Gearing Up

It’s hard to even imagine, but years ago USPA required jumpers to provide copies of their logbooks when they mailed in their applications for licenses and ratings.

United Nations—The 2019 FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events A USPA Staff Report with contributions from Skydive Arizona Marketing and Events Coordinator George Hargis   (Dec 2019) Features

During the first week of October, you could hear a variety of languages anywhere on the drop zone: Chinese in the boarding area, French on the packing mats in the hangar, Norwegian around the pool, German at the mock-up and Russian at the manifest window. 

Large Shoes to Fill—Nancy Koreen Leaving USPA By Ed Scott   (Nov 2019) Homepage Gearing Up

Over the past 10 years, in her quiet and unassuming way, Director of Sport Promotion Nancy Koreen has done more for USPA and the sport than most will ever know.

Dillingham Airfield Gets Six-Month Extension   (May 2021) Recent News Homepage USPA
Are These Winds OK to Jump In? By Jason Russell   (May 2021) Recent News Safety & Training
USPA Holding Casting Call for New Tandem Assumption of Risk Video   (May 2021) Recent News Homepage USPA

USPA is holding a casting call for a new Tandem Assumption of Risk Video. We’re looking for experienced skydivers to fill key roles in its production.

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.

Justin Price | D-24404 By Brian Giboney   (May 2021) People Profiles

As a camera flyer for Arizona Airspeed for four years and as a canopy piloting competitor, Justin Price, D-24404, has a pile of medals from both national and international events.

Another Record Low—The 2020 Fatality Summary By Jim Crouch   (Apr 2021) Safety & Training
2021 Nationals Registration Opens   (Apr 2021) Competition
Jessica Brownlow | D-30516 By Brian Giboney   (Apr 2021) People Profiles

“World-record momma” Jessica Brownlow, D-30516, balances family life with skydiving at the highest levels.

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.

Ask A Rigger | Help Your Rigger Help You By Ron Bell   (Apr 2021) Safety & Training Ask A Rigger
Rating Corner—FAA Medical Certificates By Ron Bell   (Apr 2021) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

For tandem instructors, a periodic visit to their aviation medical examiners (AMEs) to renew their Federal Aviation Administration Third-Class Medical Certificates is a ritual that goes hand and hand with the privilege of taking tandem students on skydives.

Epic Journey 2—Jumping for Fentanyl Awareness By Communications Associate Luke Jones   (Apr 2021) People Features

Epic Journey, the California-based life-coaching company, took to the skies above Lake Elsinore on February 13 for its fifth skydiving event since launching in August 2020.

Matthew Teetshorn Earns D-40000!   (Mar 2021) People
USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations   (Mar 2021) Recent News Homepage USPA
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