April 2017

April 2017
photo by Norman Kent | D-8369
Aaron Johnson swoops the beach during the annual Puerto Escondido New Years Beach Boogie hosted by Skydive Cuautla in Mexico

Features

2016 Fatality Summary—The Same Problems by Paul Sitter
Skydiving-Related Aircraft Accidents by USPA Director of Government Relations Randy Ottinger
Southern Charm—The 2017 Parachute Industry Association Symposium By Kevin Gibson
Brimming with Hospitality—The Winter 2017 USPA Board of Directors Meeting A USPA Special Report
DZOs Descend on Chattanooga! USPA's 2017 Drop Zone Operators' Conference A USPA Special Report
Steady, Solid and Dependable—Lee Schlichtemeier Receives the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award A USPA Staff Report

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Nicola Cullen
Omar Alhegelan D-16239 Profile by Brian Giboney
Tales from the Bonfire— Stranger (DZ) Danger by Leslie Eggenberger

Safety & Training

Keep an Eye Out—A Close Call
Safety Check—The Normalization of Deviance  by Jim Crouch
Fundamentals of Flight—Mixed Formation Skydiving Exit for Random G (T-Squared) by Axis Flight School