Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

A canopy formation doesn’t quite go according to plan at the annual Spring Fling event at Skydive Sebastian in Florida. (No jumpers were injured—or even needed to cut away—in the making of this photo.)

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USPA Seeks New Pacific Regional Director
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USPA Seeks New Pacific Regional Director

The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member from the Pacific Region to fill a vacancy on the board.

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Hall of Fame Skydiver Paul Poppenhager Passes
Skydiving News | May 2020

Hall of Fame Skydiver Paul Poppenhager Passes

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Making It Through Together
Gearing Up | May 2020

Making It Through Together

By Ed Scott

In no wild nightmare could I have conceived that a virus would ground skydiving and, indeed, shut down the world.

Author: Ed Scott
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Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies
Skydiving News | April 2020

Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies

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World Meet Postponed to 2021
Skydiving News | April 2020

World Meet Postponed to 2021

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Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield
Skydiving News | April 2020

Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield

Photos by Patrick Kessler and Lindsay Wheeler

On April 15, USPA and other general aviation groups won a reprieve for aviation businesses, including two drop zones, at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii.

Author: USPA Staff
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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.

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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.

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