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How Skydiving Changed My Life By William Mitchell   (Oct 2020) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

My adventures in skydiving began in 1968 while visiting my aunt and uncle, Pat and Ches Judy. On the mantel was a photo of Uncle Ches, D-1281, skydiving. Unknown to me at that time, that photo would dictate my life.

Know Your Lines Courtesy of Performance Designs   (Oct 2020) Features

Different line types create confusion among skydivers of all experience levels. What are the different types of lines? What are the pros and cons of each? Which size line is best for you?

Ten Members in the Running for USPA National Director   (Sep 2020) Homepage Industry News

As of the September 15, 2020, deadline, 10 USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of National Director Albert Berchtold’s term on the USPA Board of Directors following his resignation to serve as USPA Executive Director. The election begins November 2.

Rating Corner | Judging: The Other Ratings Track Jim Rees | D-13359   (Sep 2020) Safety & Training The Rating Corner

For jumpers, earning a judge rating can be another means of progress and personal development within the sport.

Ask A Rigger | Help! I Can’t Pull My Main-Deployment Handle! By Kevin Gibson   (Sep 2020) Safety & Training Ask A Rigger

Far too often, skydivers face difficulties pulling their pilot chutes, and the results are often far too serious.

The P3 Power Play 2020—The Year We’ll Never Forget (No Matter How Hard We Try) A Parachutist Photo Essay   (Sep 2020) Event News Features

From June 25-28, after months of quarantine and little to no jumping worldwide, the participants of the P3 (Perris Performance Plus) Power Play appreciated these things more than ever and promised never to take them for granted again.

Mike Brewer | D-33350 By Brian Giboney   (Aug 2020) People Profiles

Mike Brewer, D-33350, is a skydiving filmmaker, instructor and organizer who has a huge international presence as a part of Kinetic, an organization comprised of creative athletes dedicated to exploring the world together.

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.

How to Become an Old Skydiver By Doug Garr   (Aug 2020) Features

We’re in an unforgiving sport. We’re made aware of this each time we sign a liability waiver, every time we read an incident report.

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.

In the Skies Again Photo by Austin George | D-37428   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

From left: Matt Congdon, Keith Jones, Chris Haslam, Colin Conway and Scott Robinson enjoy a canopy flock at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the weekend after quarantine lifted.

Featured Training Photo Photo by Dave Bryce | D-20372   (Jul 2020) Featured Photos Safety & Training Featured Photo

Instructor Matt Leonard of Superior Flight Solutions films James Deller’s landing for use in the debrief during a canopy course at Jumptown in Orange Massachusetts.

Keep an eye out | Premature Deployment   (Jul 2020) Safety & Training Keep An Eye Out

Wingsuit flyers, or any jumpers who sit at the front of the plane and exit last, have the farthest to travel to the door on exit, which increases the chance of a snag.

Featured Event Photo by Marco Fürst | D-32690   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Matt Leonard, Andreas Mosling, Marcus Denniston, Allison Reay, Matt Siegman and Cameron King fly in formation at the Flock and Flow canopy piloting event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Featured Event Photo by Marco Fürst | D-32690   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Matt Leonard, Andreas Mosling, Marcus Denniston, Allison Reay, Matt Siegman and Cameron King fly in formation at the Flock and Flow canopy piloting event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

System Restart—Coming Back to Skydiving After a Long Layoff By Matt Leonard   (Jun 2020) Features

Risk mitigation and the decision-making process surrounding risk mitigation is an important part of the foundation of safety.

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.

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.

Closing In Photo by Craig O’Brian | D-19294   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

Katie Hansen and Matthew Fry of Team Polaris, the 2019 USPA National Champions of Freefly, get in some training at Skydive Perris in California.

How Do Parachutists Think About Risk? By Jeremy Sieker   (Apr 2020) Features

The question of how to best manage and avoid risk is at the heart of any extreme sport. For skydivers this takes many forms: “What are the highest winds I should jump in at this location?” “Should I be jumping with a group this big?”