The following links contain information on USPA and the sport of skydiving:
Read about the U.S. Parachute Association’s mission and history, as well as its many programs and functions, including safety and training, Group Membership, government relations and much more.
Learn about skydiving’s safety record over the years and about how the sport continues to become safer.
USPA’s nearly 40,000 members range in age from 16 to 96 and represent a diverse mix of people from all walks of life. Find out who skydives and where they come from.
This A-to-Z glossary can help you understand skydiving lingo and teach you to talk the talk like the pros.
Learn about the basic components of skydiving gear, and get a primer on how a parachute system works.
Licensed skydivers have virtually limitless options for aerial fun. Read about some of the most common activities skydivers enjoy in freefall and under canopy.
How to Start Skydiving
Learn about the three basic first-jump methods and find a local skydiving center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to some common questions about the experience of jumping out of an airplane.