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Over the last weekend in January, the USPA Board of Directors held its second hybrid-format meeting, meaning that some board members attended in person, while others attended virtually.
I have always been shy and introverted. I was a quiet kid, and I grew into an even quieter adult. In college, my introversion escalated into social anxiety.
Francesco Cipollone, D-31600, is a highly respected angle-flying coach and organizer who hails from Italy but lives in the U.S.
Three board members and one staff member make up the Compliance Group, which conducts investigations on allegations of member misconduct.
“Modern equipment, technology and training have made skydiving so much safer than ever before.”
It’s easy to let your guard down when it comes to emergency procedures.
Low-altitude emergencies—emergencies that occur under canopy below 1,000 feet—continue to plague our community.
On February 11, United Parachute Technologies announced that it had identified problems affecting the reserve deployment on some of its Vector SE student containers and has offered a field fix, as well as a permanent fix.
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.
A hard-opening parachute is certainly not a new phenomenon. Skydivers have been dealing with hard openings throughout the history of sport parachuting—particularly during the early 1970s when the first ram-air main canopies and the various devices used to try and tame their openings were developed.
Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369
Jumpers exit during the Florida Head-Down Record attempts hosted by Collective Pitch at Skydive DeLand, where they set a 47-way state record.
Pteam Pterodactyl—Andrew Velazquez (left) and George Hargis—practice some acrobatic wingsuit routines over Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
Kirk Verner (front) and Niklas Hemlin of 8-way team Airspeed XP8 land in succession after a training jump at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
Skydiving didn’t really change my life, it was my life. It started at a very young age, even though I didn’t make my first jump from an airplane until I was 18.