Wednesday, April 25, 2018


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!

This proposal would pull ATC out of the FAA and move it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where a new Management Advisory Council, populated with airline interests, would serve as the ATC board of directors.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Vigil Releases Service Bulletin for Mandatory Compliance

Advanced Aerospace Designs has released a Public Service Bulletin PSB-01-2018, regarding certain Vigil II and Vigil 2+ Automatic Activation Devices. The bulletin provides instructions for updating the firmware of affected units that can generate an error code during high-altitude jumps above...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Celebration of Life Planned for Larry Bagley

A celebration of life for Larry K. Bagley has been scheduled for June 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Skydiving Luminary Larry Bagley Passes

Larry K. Bagley, D-4522, passed away on March 27 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife Cindi, D-10889. "Bags," as he was known, left a legacy in skydiving that few have ever matched or ever will. Arrangements are pending.

Monday, March 5, 2018

USPA Winter Board Meeting Concludes

The USPA Board of Directors met in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4 for its winter board meeting.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Chairman Drops Push to Privatize ATC

Late Tuesday night, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee announced that he was dropping his push to privatize air traffic control. Opposition by general aviation users, including members of USPA, prevented the idea from getting any traction within Congress.


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