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U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders
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U.S. Team Seeks Team Leaders

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
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Firebird Releases Service Bulletin

Mandatory Before Next Jump

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!
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Skydiving Reaches Record Growth and Safety!

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!
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STAR Award Winners Announced!

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
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2018 Ends with Historic Metric

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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2018 Collegiate Championships a Success!
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2018 Collegiate Championships a Success!

The 2018 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships wrapped up Wednesday, January 2, at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. The competition, the longest-running skydiving competition in the U.S., drew 73 college skydivers from 13 schools across the U.S.

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Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
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Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

The International Skydiving Hall of Fame honors those who “through leadership, innovation and/or accomplishments, have defined, promoted and advanced skydiving at the highest and sustained level.” Those who wish to nominate a skydiver for this honor should visit skydivingmuseum.org/hall-of-fame/ for additional information and a nomination form. The Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for 2019’s inductees through December 31 of this year.

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Skydivers Mourn Pres. George H.W. Bush
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Skydivers Mourn Pres. George H.W. Bush

Photo by Tom Sanders

President George H.W. Bush knew why we jump; he was truly one of us. We mourn his passing this past Friday.

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USPA Board Elections Conclude
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USPA Board Elections Conclude

Revised 11/20/2018

Results are in for the 2019-2021 USPA Board of Directors election, which concluded October 31. *Revised 11/20/2018*

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Ron Bell Selected as USPA Director of Safety & Training
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Ron Bell Selected as USPA Director of Safety & Training

USPA has selected Ron Bell as its next Director of Safety & Training, succeeding Jim Crouch who has served in that position a phenomenal 18 years. Bell’s start date is October 29.

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Advanced Aerospace Designs Releases Service Bulletin
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Advanced Aerospace Designs Releases Service Bulletin

Mandatory by December 31, 2019

Advanced Aerospace Designs has released Public Service Bulletin PSB-02-2018 which requires all Vigil 2 automatic activation devices with serial numbers from 16,000 to 21,999 to be inspected by the manufacturer. 

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Sunrise Manufacturing Issues Mandatory Service Bulletin
Skydiving News | December 2018

Sunrise Manufacturing Issues Mandatory Service Bulletin

Sunrise Manufacturing International, Inc., maker of the Wings harness and container system, has issued a mandatory service bulletin for rigs equipped with an RSL with Reserve Boost MARD (Main-Assisted Reserve Deployment).

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Parachuting Nationals Completes at Sebastian
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Parachuting Nationals Completes at Sebastian

USPA Nationals season came to an end Thursday, September 27, at Skydive Sebastian in Florida, one day ahead of schedule. Sebastian hosted 10 days of canopy action for the 2018 USPA National Parachuting Championships, which included classic accuracy, canopy formation and canopy piloting.

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Skydiving Nationals a Wrap
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Skydiving Nationals a Wrap

Following two full weeks of action, the 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships came to a close on Tuesday, September 18, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois. More than 600 competitors flocked to CSC from across the country and abroad over the course of the event. After bad weather the first few days limited the number of rounds for the artistic events and vertical formation skydiving, sunny skies prevailed, allowing all remaining events to complete on schedule.
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4-Way Center Stage at Nationals
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4-Way Center Stage at Nationals

Follow all the scores at OmniSkore.com, and check out USPA’s Facebook page for photos throughout the event, which continues until September 18.

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First Events Wrap Up at Nationals
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First Events Wrap Up at Nationals

After nearly two full days on the ground due to weather, the first events wrapped up at the 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.

Author: Eric
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Getting Started in Freefall Photography
Features | August 1968

Getting Started in Freefall Photography

By David R. Kreiser

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39 Members to Run for USPA Board
Skydiving News | Elections

39 Members to Run for USPA Board

As of August 2, 2018, 39 members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming election for USPA’s Board of Directors. All 22 seats on the board are up for grabs, with 18 members vying for the eight National Director slots and 21 members running as Regional Director candidates.

Author: USPA Staff
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Southern Charm - The 10th Annual Carolinafest Boogie
Features | August 2018

Southern Charm - The 10th Annual Carolinafest Boogie

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Going to X-tremes
Features | August 2018

Going to X-tremes

A Parachutist Pictorial

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August 2018
Covers | August 2018

August 2018

Cover

Photo by Roy Wimmer Jaglom  |  USPA #279679
Matt Leonard from Team Control Tower flies his canopy over new USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Bovec in Slovenia.

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“Flying by Design”
Featured Art | August 2018

“Flying by Design”

By Heather Weter and Karen Figenshau

Paint and marker
 

Heather Weter and Karen Figenshau | B-47715 and A-80088
Ozark, Missouri, and St. Louis, Missouri

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Bill Wenger | D-3774
Profiles | August 2018

Bill Wenger | D-3774

By Brian Giboney

Bill Wenger, D-3774 and a U.S. Army Golden Knight from 1974-1980, has dedicated much of his life to coaching and developing military skydivers, bringing dozens of teams to the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. He helped pioneer the 8-way FS discipline and earned numerous medals in FS and accuracy at national and world competitions. His peers describe him as “a great guy,” “humble,” “hard working” and “a great father” (to current Golden Knight Jason Wenger).

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Tribute
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2018

Tribute

By Zach Lewis

At Skydive Spaceland–Dallas in Whitewright, Texas, Debbie Bohannon, the wife of the late Richard “Bo” Bohannon, releases his ashes during a tandem skydive with instructor Ernie Long and friends (from left) Dave Eisele, Gary Haas and Scott Kucel.

Zach Lewis | D-21616

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Star Power
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2018

Star Power

By Alan Levy

Following the annual TeXXas 20-Ways event at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, 20 talented women from around the state completed this 20-way Texas star on their second try, impressing the female air traffic controller on duty in the process.

Photo by Alan Levy | D-18332

Author: Alan Levy
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Line Up
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2018

Line Up

By David Cherry

Jumpers fly head down during the Sun Path Sequentials freefly event at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Author: David Cherry
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Photo Spread
Photo Spread | August 2018

Photo Spread

Photo by David Wybenga

Photo by David Wybenga | D-31862

At Skydive Arizona in Eloy during the Arizona Challenge, a formation skydiving event organized by former and current members of champion 4-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, participants build the event’s grand-finale formation, a representation of the team’s triangular logo.

Author: David Cherry
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Closing In
Closing In | August 2018

Closing In

Photo by Bruno Brokken

A multicultural group of jumpers—(clockwise from top) Herman Landsman of the Netherlands, Mathieu Boyer of France, Samantha Joseph of the U.S., Hani Lapodi of the United Arab Emirates, Nicolás Fierro of Chile and Robert Compton of the U.S.—form a star over the Pyramid of Khafre in Giza, Egypt.

Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | August 2018

Featured Training Photo

Photo by David Cherry

Having just landed, a tandem pair watches another pair come in on its final approach at Skydive Orange in Virginia.

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Author: David Cherry
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Featured Event
Featured Event | August 2018

Featured Event

Photo by David Bryce

During a weekend of jumping out of history at Jumptown in Orange, Massachusetts, Casey Tylek exits Whiskey 7, a World War II-era C-47 that carried 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers during the D-Day invasions.

Photo by David Bryce | D-20372

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