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Online Rating Renewals Now Available!

Online Rating Renewals Now Available!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You asked, we listened! Finally, you can now renew your membership and ratings online at the same time with one payment!

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Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Link Between Spinning Malfunctions and Difficult Cutaways

Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Link Between Spinning Malfunctions and Difficult Cutaways
Monday, July 1, 2019

There have been five skydiving fatalities in the U.S. as of May 15 of this year. Four of those involved spinning malfunctions. To raise awareness of this problem, USPA is initiating an educational campaign: Don’t Delay, Cut Away!

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Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Five-Second Rule: A Time-Based Approach to Emergencies

Don’t Delay, Cut Away!—The Five-Second Rule: A Time-Based Approach to Emergencies
Monday, July 1, 2019

Skydivers and fighter pilots share a unique characteristic: Both can eject from their aircraft. They also share a common reason for fatal accidents: a delay in the decision to do so. In fact, according to the U.S. Air Force, it’s the single most common cause of fighter pilot fatalities. Similarly, in the past few decades, failure to cut away and pull the reserve ripcord in time has been a major factor in skydiving deaths.

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Skydive Mountaineer Opens in West Virginia

Skydive Mountaineer Opens in West Virginia
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Skydive Mountaineer held its inaugural weekend May 18-19 at the Maley Field Airport in Shinniston, West Virginia. The new DZ is operating a Cessna 182, taking off from North Central West Virginia Airport in Clarksburg and landing at Maley Field.

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Don Kellner Reaches Jump #45,000!

Don Kellner Reaches Jump #45,000!
Friday, May 3, 2019

Don Kellner earned USPA 45,000-Jump Wings #1 after making his 45,000th skydive on Saturday, April 20, over Above the Poconos Skydivers, which he and his wife Darlene own, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He made the jump in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the first intentional freefall, which Leslie Irvin completed April 28, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio.

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