Friday, April 19, 2019


For the First Time Jumper

Learn about the methods to make a first jump and find USPA Group Member Dropzones near you.

For the Skydiver

Get news on regional and national happenings, the board, and competitions. Search for records and research awards.

For the Instructor

View the SIM, find downloads and resources for training and earning ratings, and login to your profile to see even more.

For the DZO

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders

The USPA Competition Department is looking for qualified individuals to fill several leadership positions at the upcoming 2019 FAI World Cup competitions.

Monday, April 1, 2019

USPA AAD Fund Supports Part 16 Win

During its recent meeting in Dallas, the USPA Board of Directors voted to support a major airport-access win for skydiving by Luther Kurtz, DZO of the Phoenix Skydive Center in Casa Grande, Arizona, under Part 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Kurtz will receive a $24,156.76 as a...

Monday, April 1, 2019

USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations

The USPA Membership Services Committee is currently seeking nominations for three of its service awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award (a maximum of one recipient annually), the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service (up to three recipients annually) and the Regional Achievement Award (up to five...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Firebird Releases Service Bulletin

Firebird USA LLC has released Public Service Bulletin FB 2019-01 which requires all Firebird EVO HC with Pillow Ripcord assemblies PN 012 built 
between April 2018-March 2019 with serial numbers CB 001-CB 010 to be inspected by the manufacturer. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Skydiving Reaches Record Growth and Safety!

Last year, the sport of skydiving reached record levels of safety in the U.S., while participation continued to grow to record numbers. In 2018, the U.S. Parachute Association recorded the lowest number of skydiving fatalities—13—in the U.S. since record-keeping began more than 60...

Friday, February 15, 2019

STAR Award Winners Announced!

For the first time, USPA and Sigma hosted the STAR Awards at the Parachute Industry Association Symposium in Dallas, Texas. The Skydiving Technology Advancement Roundup competition invited anyone who manufactures, designs, engineers or promotes technology products in the skydiving field to enter...


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