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Pablo Hernandez | D-29869 By Brian Giboney   (Jul 2020) People Profiles

Pablo Hernandez, D-29869, is a highly accomplished Spanish canopy pilot whose father taught him how to jump at a young age.

Letters D-Valuation   (Jul 2020) People Letters

The D license represents that the holder has earned and demonstrated the highest level of expertise in our sport and is a master parachutist.

Tales From the Bonfire | The Wild, Wild Midwest By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Jun 2020) People Tales from the Bonfire

As most older skydivers are aware, the Midwest was the wild, wild Midwest in the early 1980s.

David “Junior” Ludvik | D-25148 By Brian Giboney   (Jun 2020) People Profiles

David “Junior” Ludvik, D-25148, started skydiving in 1999 at Skydive Tecumseh in Michigan.

It’s a Tough Job, But Someone’s Gotta Do It—The Life of a DZO By Jim Crouch   (May 2020) Features

Whether a fleeting thought or a serious consideration, many skydivers have entertained the idea of owning their own drop zone.

Non-Fatal Incident Summary By USPA Director of Safety and Training Ron Bell   (May 2020) Features

In 2019, USPA saw a five-fold increase in reporting from the previous year, receiving more reports for the year than in any year in the past two decades.

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.

Doing the 50—The Very Elite Group That’s Landed in Every State By Doug Garr   (Apr 2020) Features

The 50-staters are indeed an exclusive group, and each has a unique story peppered with meeting dozens of new people while traveling thousands of miles across the continent.

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.

February 2020 Cover   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017

Jim Dolan, Brad Jessey, Janet Jessey and Casey Pruett fly a 4-way over Meteor Crater, the most well-preserved meteor-impact site in the world, in the desert of Arizona.

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.

Keep an Eye Out | Brass and Rubber By Jim Crouch   (Dec 2019) Safety & Training Keep An Eye Out

Oil and water, Red Bull and milk, brass grommets and rubber bands: all things that don’t mix together well.

Safety Check | Letter to Santa By Ron Bell   (Dec 2019) Safety & Training Safety Check

My first year here at USPA as director of safety and training has gone by so quickly.

Honoring a Friend Photo by Andrew Revesz | USPA # 343132   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Jumpers honor longtime formation skydiver and rigger Jim Tafralian, who died in an August plane crash, by building a “JT” in the air at Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club in Ray, Michigan.

Waterworld—Preparing for a Water Landing By Jim Crouch   (Nov 2019) Features

I stood at the deep end of the indoor heated pool while wearing a jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and a training harness connected to a 300-square-foot main canopy and jumped into the water.

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.

Rating Corner | PRO-Rating Changes By Ron Bell   (Oct 2019) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

At its summer board meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the USPA Board approved significant changes to Skydiver’s Information Manual Section 7-2—Professional Exhibition Rating.

Featured DZ Photo by David Major | D-8351   (Oct 2019) Featured Photos Featured DZ

Arturo Espinosa celebrates his 300th jump and 43rd birthday by making a hybrid with Manrique Ramirez Sabat and Bernardo Jimenez Vega at Skydive Pura Vida.

The Summer 2019 USPA Board of Directors Meeting A USPA Staff Report   (Sep 2019) Features

The USPA Board of Directors held its second meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Arlington, Virginia, July 12-14.

2019 Summer BOD Meeting—Safety and Training Committee Issues Discussed   (Aug 2019) Homepage Industry News

At the USPA Board of Directors’ summer meeting July 12-14 in Arlington, Virginia, the Safety & Training Committee discussed several issues.