Saturday, July 20, 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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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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STAR Award Winners Announced!

STAR Award Winners Announced!
Friday, February 15, 2019

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 product submissions in three categories: jumper experience, drop zone tools, and safety and training. Nine finalists—three in each category—presented their products at the USPA booth in the PIA exhibit hall February 5-7.

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2018 Ends with Historic Metric

2018 Ends with Historic Metric
Monday, January 7, 2019

Since 1961 USPA has compiled every skydiving fatality in the U.S., except skydives conducted under military orders. Thirteen skydiving fatalities were recorded in the U.S. in 2018. That’s a historic low.

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