Monday, April 22, 2019

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U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders

U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

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USPA AAD Fund Supports Part 16 Win

USPA AAD Fund Supports Part 16 Win
Monday, April 1, 2019

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 reimbursement for a share of his legal expenses through the Airport Access and Defense Fund. Details about the case are available in the article “DZO Wins Part 16 Appeal” on page 16 in the February issue of Parachutist.

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USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations

USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations
Monday, April 1, 2019

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 recipients annually).

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Firebird Releases Service Bulletin

Firebird Releases Service Bulletin
Saturday, March 30, 2019

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. 

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Skydiving Reaches Record Growth and Safety!

Skydiving Reaches Record Growth and Safety!
Friday, February 22, 2019

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 years ago.

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