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January 10, 2018
  • New Prices Began January 1
  • Make Sure to Use New Forms
  • Tandem Instructor Duties
  • 2018 SIM and IRM Available Soon
  • NTSB Issues Final Report in Fatal Crash
  • FAA Proposes AD for PAC 750XL
  • ADS-B: Equip Now!
  • DZOs: Remember Your ATC Obligations
  • New Business Insurance Solutions Available!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Measuring Your Return on Investment
February 2, 2018
  • Safety Day is Rapidly Approaching!
  • Drop Zones: Use New Forms!
  • New Temporary Membership Procedures
  • Group Member Renewal Forms Mailed
  • 2018 SIM and IRM Now Available!
  • FAA Proposes Cessna Airworthiness Directive
  • USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" Returns in May!
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • Time to Plan This Season's SIS Events!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Invite Media to Safety Day!
February 28, 2018
  • Get Ready for Safety Day!
  • USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" Returns in May!
  • Group Member Renewals Due
  • Check Your Staff for Current Ratings
  • Airworthiness Directive for PAC 750 XL
  • Garmin Offers New ADS-B Product
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Increase Your Ad Relevance!
April 4, 2018
  • Reminder: Check Updates to Manuals and Use Current Forms
  • Examiners are Responsible for Candidate Proficiency Cards
  • PAC 750XL AD Becomes Effective April 9
  • Domestic Group Member Renewals Due!
  • DZ Participation Growing for "Learn to Skydive Month"!
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Host a College Day
May 4, 2018
  • New Requirements for Examiner Candidates!
  • S&TAs: Use New Waiver Form
  • Save the Date: 2019 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • Simplified Demo Insurance Form Available
  • ADS-B: Equip Now
  • "Learn to Skydive Month" is Here!
  • Be Sure to Use Current Membership and License Applications
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Engage With Your Community!
June 8, 2018
  • USPA Seeks New Director of Safety & Training
  • A Wake-Up Call for the Tandem Industry
  • Supporting Documentation Required for New Examiner Applications
  • Save the Date: 2019 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • Prepare for July 4 Demo Jumps!
  • DZs Report 2017 Activity
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Go to the Movies!
July 26, 2018
  • 2019 Examiner Standardization Meetings Scheduled
  • Register Now for the 2019 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • FAA Proposes Airworthiness Directive for the PAC 750XL
  • Learn to Skydive Month a Success!
  • Make the Most of Sisters in Skydiving!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Host a DZ Open House!
August 31, 2018
  • Instructor Examiner Standardization Meetings Expanded
  • New Membership Cards Delivered!
  • Register Now for the 2019 Drop Zone Operators’ Conference!
  • Reminder: 25-Mile Rule for Parachute Operations
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Go Back to School!
October 15, 2018
  • Germany Added to Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • USPA Foreign Affiliate DZs: Renew Before December 31!
  • FAA Issues CASA 212 Airworthiness Directive
  • Register Now for the 2019 Drop Zone Operators’ Conference!
  • DZs: Help Clubs Get to Collegiates!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Turn Your Students Into USPA Members Sooner!
January 11, 2017
  • Digital USPA Credentials Coming
  • Are You Ready for Safety Day?
  • Register Now for the 2017 DZO Conference!
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • USPA' s "Learn to Skydive Month" Returns in May!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Don' t Be Afraid of the Cold!
January 30, 2017
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • Safety Day: Include Your Pilots
  • 2017 DZO Conference Around the Corner
  • USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" Returns in May!
  • Group Member Renewals Delayed
  • Important Changes to Instructional Rating Renewal Form
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Invite Media to Safety Day!
March 6, 2017
  • Safety Day Reminder
  • Instructors and Instructor Examiners: Take Note of These Changes
  • FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive
  • USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" Returns in May!
  • How Low Is Too Low?
  • DZOs: Remember Your ATC Obligations
  • Improved Membership Online Experience Coming Soon!
  • Group Member Renewals Mailed
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • Full Membership Required for an A License
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Create an Experience for Your Customers!
March 30, 2017
  • USPA BSR: Skydivers Must Be at Least 18 in the U.S.
  • Important Reminders for Tandem Instructors
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • "Beyond the First Jump" Teams With Sigma!
  • DZ Participation Growing for "Learn to Skydive Month"!
  • ADS-B: Equip Now
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Bring Meetup to Your DZ!
April 28, 2017
  • "Beyond the First Jump" Teams With Sigma!
  • DZOs: Important Considerations for Gift Certificates
  • "Learn to Skydive Month" is Here!
  • Question for PRO Rating Holders
  • FAA Asks for Comments on Lithium Batteries in Twin Otters
  • Domestic Group Member Renewals Due!
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • Help with Member Signature Identification
  • Wind Tunnel Time and License Applications
  • Insurance Options for Skydivers
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Hold Contests and Giveaways on Social Media!
June 5, 2017
  • Important News for Rating Certification Courses
  • Tandem Instructor Medical Requirements
  • Tandem Emergency Procedure Reminder
  • Pay Attention to Signature Authority Requirements
  • SIS Keeps Going Strong!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Support Collegiate Skydivers!
July 3, 2017
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • The Basic Safety Requirements and Tandem Skydiving
  • Tandem Emergency Procedure Reminder
  • Avoid Fuel Exhaustion
  • Learn to Skydive Month a Success!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Reach Out to Local Media
August 4, 2017
  • Instructional Rating System Changes
  • Group Member Drop Zone Changes
  • ADS-B Deadline
  • Parachute Industry Association Statement Regarding Emergency Handle Relocation
  • "Beyond the First Jump" Teams With Sigma!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Reach Out to Local Corporations
September 5, 2017
  • Reminder: Tandem Instructor Standard Operating Procedures
  • Jump Pilots and ATC Instructions
  • NTSB Issues Safety Alert
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Hold a Prize Giveaway for Tandems!
October 5, 2017
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • Jump Planes Can Help
  • California Governor Signs Skydiving Bill
  • New SIM and IRM Expected Soon
  • USPA Foreign Affiliate DZs: Renew Before December 31!
  • Temporary Processing Delay at USPA Coming Soon
  • DZs: Help Clubs Get to Collegiates!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Attract Groups of Tandems!
November 13, 2017
  • USPA Credential Processing Interruption Begins December 1
  • Final AFF and Tandem Instructor Examiner Standardization Meetings For 2017
  • All Examiners Must Use New Processes for Rating Course Paperwork
  • SIM App Retired
  • Changes Coming for SkydiveSchool.org
  • USPA Foreign Affiliate DZs: Renew Before December 31!
  • FAA Tweaks AC 105-2E
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Mobile-Friendly Websites
January 6, 2016
  • Start Planning Now for Safety Day!
  • 2016-2017 SIM and IRM Available
  • Parachute Systems Temporarily Grounds Vortex Container
  • DZs: Join USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" in May!
  • Battery Care Reminder
  • Advisory Circular Makes SIM Debut
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Go to the Movies!
February 3, 2016
  • Start Planning Now for Safety Day!
  • 2016-2017 SIM and IRM Available
  • DZs: Join USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" in May!
  • Accident Reporting Made Easy
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • Aircraft Control After Engine Failure on Takeoff
  • U.S.-Based Group Member Renewals Due Soon
  • Time to Plan This Season's SIS Events!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Invite Media to Safety Day!
March 3, 2016
  • New Wingsuit-Related Basic Safety Requirement
  • Important News for Safety and Training Advisors
  • Safety Day Reports
  • DZs: Join USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" in May!
  • ADS-B 101 and Product Solutions
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: First-Jump Goodie Bags
April 7, 2016
  • Prepping for the Busy Season
  • Group Member Renewals Past Due
  • DZ Participation Growing for "Learn to Skydive Month"!
  • Safety and Training Advisor Renewals
  • New Application Form
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • FAA Issues AD for Quest Kodiak
  • Get Your DZ on an Aeronautical Chart
  • Drone Users: Know Before You Fly
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Host a College Day
May 6, 2016
  • Safety and Training Advisor Updates Complete
  • "Learn to Skydive Month" is Here!
  • Not-So-Smart Use of a Smart Phone
  • USPA Seeks U.S. Team Leaders
  • Hang "Beyond the First Jump" Posters!
  • Help Promote USPA's Online Portal
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Partner With Local Businesses
June 8, 2016
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem IE Standardization Meetings Scheduled
  • Save the Date: 2017 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • Membership and Rating Renewal Form Reminders
  • ADS-B Required by January 2020
  • Don't Forget Part 119
  • USPA Seeks U.S. Team Leaders
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Focus on Your Experienced Jumpers
July 1, 2016
  • Help Launch USPA's Make-a-Save Campaign!
  • Learn to Skydive Month a Success!
  • Save the Date: 2017 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • 2017 Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Use Targeted Direct Mailings
August 5, 2016
  • Wingsuit BSR Expanded
  • Help Promote USPA's Make-a-Save Campaign!
  • DZs: Reach Out to Veterans
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem IE Standardization Meetings Expanded
  • Save the Date: 2017 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Host a Charity Event!
September 1, 2016
  • USPA Acts to Ensure Proper Tandem Instructor Certification
  • USPA Tandem Examiners
  • Information for DZOs
September 30, 2016
  • Keep Promoting USPA's Make-a-Save Campaign!
  • Examiner Meeting Schedule Finalized
  • Register Now for the 2017 DZO Conference
  • FAA Issues AD for Continental Engines
  • PIA Issues Low-Reserve-Opening Report
  • DZs: Help Clubs Get to Collegiates!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Offer Financing for Students
November 7, 2016
  • German Location Added to the 2017 Standardization Meeting Schedule
  • Register Now for the 2017 DZO Conference!
  • Foreign Affiliates Must Renew Before December 31
  • Restock Beyond the First Jump Cards!
  • FAA Issues Another Continental Motors AD
  • FAA Issues Pilatus Porter AD
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Keeping Students Through the Winter
December 7, 2016
  • Parachute Systems Service Bulletin
  • Register Now for the 2017 DZO Conference!
  • 2017 AFF and Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • Rating Renewal Due for All Lifetime Members
  • Single-Point Seat Belt Tip
  • Foreign Affiliates Must Renew Before December 31
  • SIS Can Help Your Female Novices Get Through the Winter!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Ring in the Holidays!
January 7, 2015
  • Important Changes to License Exams
  • 24 Fatalities for 2014
  • Register Now for the 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • New Addition to the AFF Standardization Meeting Schedule
  • FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for PC-6
  • Foreign Affiliates Expired December 31
  • SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Don't Be Afraid of the Cold!
January 29, 2015
  • Safety Day Just Six Weeks Away!
  • Tandem Examiner Meetings Scheduled
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • Register Now for the 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • Attend ADS-B University
  • Attention: Plexus/Wings Tandem Instructors
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Invite Media to Safety Day!
March 2, 2015
  • Safety Day Reports
  • Group Member Renewals Due Soon
  • See You in Daytona Beach!
  • First AFF Standardization Meeting Scheduled for March
  • UPT Schedules Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings
  • FAA Adopts Skyvan Airworthiness Directive
  • DiverDriver Contributes to USPA Website
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • Important Changes to License Exams
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Assign a Student Coordinator
April 9, 2015
  • Two New Basic Safety Requirements Involve Tandem Skydiving
  • Domestic Group Member Renewals Past Due!
  • Tandem Examiner Meetings Going Strong
  • First AFF Standardization Meeting Completes in Daytona
  • Rating Renewal Signature Reminder
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Host a College Day
May 1, 2015
  • Drones at DZs
  • UPT Tandem Examiner Standardization Meetings Conclude in the U.S.
  • AFF Examiner Standardization Meetings Scheduled
  • Camera Safety Video
  • USPA Hosts Successful DZO Conference!
  • Rating Renewal Signatures
  • Introductory Membership Guidelines
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Make Sure Instructors Encourage Return Customers
June 3, 2015
  • Make Sure to Follow New Tandem BSRs!
  • AFF Standardization Meeting Date Change!
  • Reminder Regarding July 4 Demos
  • Hang "Beyond the First Jump" Posters!
  • DZs: Join the "Try Something New Challenge"!
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Support Collegiate Skydivers!
June 29, 2015
  • Product Service Bulletin from United Parachute Technologies
  • Information on First-Time Rating Renewals
  • FAA Inspects Drop Zones
  • SIS Continues to Grow!
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Host a DZ Open House!
August 4, 2015
  • Safety & Training Updates from USPA Board Meeting
  • Packing Requirement Reminder
  • Aircraft Operations and Pilot Training
  • Review Wingsuit Training Guidance
  • AFF Standardization Meeting Date Change
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Make Sure Every First-Timer Takes Home a Video!
August 31, 2015
  • Reminder for License and Rating Renewal Requirements
  • Use of Foreign Parachute Equipment
  • Defining Direct Supervision
  • Governance Manual Changes
  • Skydiveschool.org Restored
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Go to the University!
October 2, 2015
  • Canopy Landing Pattern Safety
  • Use Video Training Aids
  • Wrap Up the A License Now
  • Governance Manual Changes
  • Advertise on Skydive-TV!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Bring MeetUp to Your DZ!
November 5, 2015
  • USPA Launches New Website!
  • Keep Your Membership and Ratings Current!
  • ADS-B Avionics Requirement for Aircraft
  • Foreign Affiliate Renewals for 2016
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Stay Connected to Your Jumpers!
December 4, 2015
  • DZs: Join USPA's "Learn to Skydive Month" in May!
  • Foreign Affiliates Must Renew Before December 31
  • DZOs: Remember Your ATC Obligations
  • FAA Issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
  • FAA Supersedes PAC 750XL Airworthiness Directive
  • Rating Holders: Attend a Renewal Seminar
  • Look What's New on the USPA Website
  • Confirm Your Faxes
  • SIS Shirts Available in Bulk!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Turn Your Students Into USPA Members!
January 6, 2014
  • DZOs: Remember Your ATC Obligations
  • Submit Accident Reports Using Online Form
  • Time to Plan This Season's SIS Events!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: First-Jump Goodie Bags
February 5, 2014
  • Review License and Rating Applications
  • Group Member Renewals Due Soon
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • "Beyond the First Jump" in Action!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Take It to the Rotary Club
March 26, 2014
  • Important Changes to Basic Safety Requirements
  • Group Member Pledge Revised
  • "Beyond the First Jump" Posters on the Way!
  • Avoid License Application Errors
  • Domestic Group Memberships About to Expire
  • Email the Right USPA Department!
  • Introducing New Member Benefits Website
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Turn Your Students Into USPA Members Sooner!
May 1, 2014
  • Stay Clear of Clouds
  • Member Credential Lookup is Now Live!
  • Group Member Renewals Past Due!
  • “Beyond the First Jump” Posters on the Way!
  • Make the Most of Sisters in Skydiving!
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • Third-Party Liability Facts
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Hire a College Intern!
June 3, 2014
  • Rough Start to the Season
  • Jump Pilots and ATC Instructions
  • Got Weather?
  • July 4 Demo Preparation
  • Thanks From the Membership Staff!
  • "Beyond the First Jump" in Action!
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Offer Free Weekday Ground School!
July 3, 2014
  • Pre-Exit Safety
  • Boarding Area Safety
  • Discounted SIM!
  • How to Access USPA Forms
  • Save the Date: 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • "Beyond the First Jump" in Action!
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Smoothing the Transition
August 5, 2014
  • Important News for Rating Holders
  • See and Avoid
  • Save the Date: 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • SIS at Work
  • Busy Times!
  • Help Us Help You!
  • DZs: Bid for 2016 Nationals Events
  • New Judging Program
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Smoothing the Transition
August 28, 2014
  • Are You Properly Rated?
  • FAA Medical Certificates Required
  • Save the Date: 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • USPA Introductory Memberships
  • Supply Complete Information on Applications
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Go to Happy Hour!
October 1, 2014
  • Integrated Student Program Video Examples
  • DZO Conference Registration Coming Soon!
  • Update Your Drop Zone Hold-Harmless Agreement
  • Restock "Beyond the First Jump" Cards!
  • FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive
  • Mounting Portable Cameras on Aircraft
  • Submit Correctly Completed A-License Cards
  • Introductory Memberships and Insurance
  • Make Sure Ratings Are Current
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Making Donations in Your Local Community
October 31, 2014
  • Register Now for the 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • Licenses and Ratings for Regular Members Only
  • Got What It Takes for a Level 2 Demo Jump?
  • 2015 AFF Standardization Meetings
  • FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive
  • Foreign Affiliates Must Renew Before December 31
  • USPA Judges: Update Your Contact Info
  • ADS-B Required by January 2020
  • FAA Issues Two Airworthiness Directives for the PAC 750XL
  • New SIS Shirts Now in Stock!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Keeping Students Through the Winter
December 3, 2014
  • Important Changes to License Testing!
  • Register Now for the 2015 Drop Zone Operators' Conference!
  • DZOs: Remember Your ATC Obligations
  • Airport/Facility Directory and Charting Changes
  • SIS Can Help Your Female Novices Get Through the Winter!
  • SIS Shirts Make Great Holiday Gifts!
  • DZ Marketing Tip of the Month: Free First-Jump Ground School