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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.

Jump-Run Emergencies—What You, the Jumper, Can Do to Keep Body and Soul Together By Annette O’Neil   (Apr 2020) Features

Let me ask you this: When was your last aircraft emergency?

Increase Knowledge on Safety Day By Ed Scott   (Mar 2020) Homepage People Gearing Up

Actions have consequences. So do accidents, especially fatal accidents.

March 2020 Cover   (Mar 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

Matthew Lovetri sets up another on-target landing on his way to taking gold in the open sport accuracy event, as well as the Most Competitive Collegiate Skydiver award, at the USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

Foundations of Flight | Learning About Learning Freefly—Even Progress By Joel Strickland   (Mar 2020) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

2020 Vision for Safety By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (Mar 2020) Features

Over the last two years, the skydiving fatality rate in the U.S. has reached record low levels. Overall, skydivers across the globe are also doing a better job with safety. (Thank you all for that.) But when even one of us is lost or injured in a skydiving accident, it is one too many.

Raising the Next Generation: The 2019 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships By Southeast Regional Director Alixandra Hubbard   (Mar 2020) Features

The 2019 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships, held December 26-January 1 at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, was bittersweet, as longtime DZ manager and valued member of the skydiving community Betty Hill lost her 20-year battle with cancer shortly before the event.

Foundations of flight | Fall-Rate Management for FS Part 2—Fast Fall By Steve Lefkowitz of SDC Rhythm XP   (Feb 2020) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Steve Lefkowitz of SDC Rhythm XP (rhythmskydiving.com). Additional instructional materials are available by downloading the Rhythm apps:  Rhythm Skydiving 101 and Rhythm Skydiving 401.

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.

Chasing Gold—JaNette Lefkowitz Tells the Whole Epic Tale By Annette O’Neil   (Feb 2020) Homepage Features

JaNette Lefkowitz starts by saying, “There’s just so much to it, so many stories leading up.”

Wingsuit Accidents: Identifying and avoiding the Most Common Errors By Matt Gerdes   (Feb 2020) Features

Wingsuits add massive amounts of potential to skydives. A wingsuit flyer is able to fly farther and at much higher horizontal speeds than is possible on any other type of jump.

Foundations of Flight | Fall-Rate Management for FS Part 1—Slow Fall By Steve Lefkowitz of SDC Rhythm XP   (Jan 2020) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by Steve Lefkowitz of SDC Rhythm XP (rhythmskydiving.com). Additional instructional materials are available by downloading the Rhythm apps:  Rhythm Skydiving 101 and Rhythm Skydiving 401.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps—Five Jumpers Make Parachuting History By Shannon Pilcher   (Jan 2020) Features

On Sunday, October 27, five parachutists safely landed at 20,200 feet MSL (with a density altitude of 22,700 feet MSL) on the West Col in the Nepali Himalayas.

Flock and Flow Article and Photos by Michael Brewer   (Jan 2020) Features

Halloween is all about chocolate, taking candy from strangers and, apparently, flying really fast parachutes at one another—at least for attendees of the debut Flock and Flow camp, held at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, during Halloween weekend.

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.

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.

The 2019 Wingsuit Flying World Cup—The Spirit of World Competition By Scott Callantine   (Dec 2019) Features

When a competitive skydiver earns a U.S. Parachute Team patch and the opportunity to represent their country at a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale world skydiving event, they are bound to have an amazing experience.

Zen and the Art of Organizer Maintenance—Alethia Austin’s Great Advice for New (and Not-So-New) Organizers By Annette O’Neil   (Dec 2019) Features

Over the years, Austin’s unique mix of hard-charging and grounded doesn’t just make its mark on the marketing side of the skydiving industry.

Closing In Photo by David Wybenga I D-31862   (Nov 2019) Featured Photos Closing In

At the USPA Nationals at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, camera flyer Chad Ross of Polaris shoots his teammates, Matthew Fry and Katie Hansen, on their way to taking gold in artistic freefly.

Safety Check | Winter Jumping By Ron Bell   (Nov 2019) Safety & Training Safety Check

The summer season has faded away, and so have high temperatures, at least in the northern states. Fall is fading to winter, frost is appearing in the morning grass, and if you live north of the Mason-Dixon line, you have probably noticed it is getting colder in freefall.

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