Photo by Tom Sanders | D-6503

Plane owner Marcus Bastruck, pilot Oliver Wermann, camera-wing-mount fabricator Mike Bess and camera assistant (and wife) Denise Sanders helped Tom Sanders capture this photo of freefall camera flyer Bruno Brokken filming a formation skydiving group exiting a Super Caravan during Tsunami Skydivers Exotic Boogies’ event in the Maldives.

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Working Together to Save Skydiving at Dillingham Airfield
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Working Together to Save Skydiving at Dillingham Airfield

By Ed Scott

HDOT ordered all businesses at the airport to shut their doors by June 30, demonstrating a cold indifference to the scores of people whose livelihoods and lives will be upended.

Author: Ed Scott
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A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
Skydiving News | March 2020

A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

USPA remains committed to serving our membership during this growing pandemic.

Author: USPA Staff
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Increase Knowledge on Safety Day
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Increase Knowledge on Safety Day

By Ed Scott

Actions have consequences. So do accidents, especially fatal accidents.

Author: Ed Scott
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USPA Board Meets in Phoenix
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USPA Board Meets in Phoenix

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

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Milestone Anniversary for Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Recipient Award
Gearing Up | February 2020

Milestone Anniversary for Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Recipient Award

By Ed Scott

This year will mark the 53rd anniversary of the start of one of the most popular and enduring skydiving performance awards—the Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Recipient (SCR) award.

Author: Ed Scott
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Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing
Ask A Rigger | February 2020

Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing

By Shauna Finley

Chances are, you know very little about your reserve canopy (after all, it’s packed away out of view most of the time), but you should. It’s an important piece of equipment, and although you hope to never use it, you probably will at some point. (Photo by David Cherry.)

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Chasing Gold—JaNette Lefkowitz Tells the Whole Epic Tale
Features | February 2020

Chasing Gold—JaNette Lefkowitz Tells the Whole Epic Tale

By Annette O’Neil

JaNette Lefkowitz starts by saying, “There’s just so much to it, so many stories leading up.”

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Women in Skydiving
Gearing Up | January 2020

Women in Skydiving

By Ed Scott

Many jumpers are surprised to learn that women make up only about 13 percent of USPA’s membership, because it seems like there are more women than that at their DZs.

Author: Ed Scott
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Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift
Miscellaneous | December 2019

Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift

It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to giving gifts of experiences instead of material things.

Author: USPA Staff
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Board to Elect a New National Director
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Board to Elect a New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is in need of a new National Director to fill the vacancy when Shanon Searls joins the USPA staff as the new Director of Sport Promotion on December 17.

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Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion
Skydiving News | December 2019

Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion

USPA has selected Shanon Searls as its new Director of Sport Promotion, succeeding Nancy Koreen, who has served in this position for 10 years. Searls’ start date is December 17.

Author: USPA Staff
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Charles Crinklaw Elected as USPA Central Regional Director
Skydiving News | December 2019, Election

Charles Crinklaw Elected as USPA Central Regional Director

Results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Central Region seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

Author: USPA Staff
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Renew Your Ratings Online
Gearing Up | December 2019

Renew Your Ratings Online

By Ed Scott

It’s hard to even imagine, but years ago USPA required jumpers to provide copies of their logbooks when they mailed in their applications for licenses and ratings.

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Highlights of Recent Updates in the Online Course Manager
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Highlights of Recent Updates in the Online Course Manager

Quite a few examiners are taking the opportunity to use the before it becomes mandatory on February 15, 2020. Learn more about recent updates to the Online Course Manager.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Changes Insurance Agency
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USPA Changes Insurance Agency

The insurance coverage for individual members and demo jumpers will be provided by the same underwriter and be identical in all respects to the current coverage; same levels of coverage, same premiums. The change is being made to ensure that our members will continue to receive professional advice from a partner who has served the association well for many years.

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