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2-Way Mixed Formation Skydiving (MFS) 2019 Competition Updates
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2-Way Mixed Formation Skydiving (MFS) 2019 Competition Updates

The USPA Board of Directors, with guidance from seasoned mixed formation skydiving competitors, approved changes to the MFS event for the 2019 National Skydiving Championships. Based on competitor feedback from the 2018 Nationals, changes were made to allow for closer synergy between the advanced and open classes, as well as to continue to increase national (and hopefully one day international) participation with the addition of an entry-level intermediate class. MFS is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in skydiving and strives to provide a multi-orientation playing field for all levels of freeflyers.

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2019 Nationals to Include Canopy Piloting Freestyle Test Event!
Competition | April 2019

2019 Nationals to Include Canopy Piloting Freestyle Test Event!

The 2019 USPA National Canopy Piloting Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, this September will now include a freestyle test event. The three-jump event is scheduled for September 10, with official registration on September 9.

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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.

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NAA Selects Skydiving World Record as “Most Memorable”
Records | July 2018

NAA Selects Skydiving World Record as “Most Memorable”

Each year, the National Aeronautic Association selects what it considers aviation's most memorable records from the previous year and honors those records at an event near Washington, D.C. 

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USPA Collegiate Championships a Success!
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USPA Collegiate Championships a Success!

The 2017 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships wrapped up Tuesday, January 2, at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales. The competition, the longest-running collegiate event in history, drew 82 college skydivers from across the U.S. As always, The U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy were well represented, as were the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Connecticut. Students also competed from Fort Lewis College, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas State University, Northeastern University, University of Georgia and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Despite some clouds and rain, jumpers completed at least the minimum number of required rounds in all events.

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Nationals Comes to a Close
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Nationals Comes to a Close

Two weeks of non-stop action completed Saturday night at Skydive Perris in California, as the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships came to a close. More than 500 competitors from across the U.S. and abroad filled the skies over Southern California each day, vying for the title of national champion in multiple events—wingsuit flying, artistic freeflying and freestyle, formation skydiving, vertical and mixed formation skydiving, and speed skydiving. Skydive Perris proved to be a superb host, holding Nationals for the first time since 2005.
The final events—16-way and 10-way formation skydiving—were a fun finish to the excitement, with GKXP winning gold in 16-way and Arizona Airspeed taking the top spot in 10-way. Competitors, judges, staff and friends celebrated at the final awards ceremony and banquet poolside Saturday night.
Full scores are available on OmniSkore.com, and Skydive-TV’s daily broadcasts of all the action appear at skydive-tv.com. Look for a complete report in the December issue of Parachutist.

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4-Way and 8-Way Champions Named!

Arizona Airspeed is once again the national champion of 4-way formation skydiving, as well as the designated U.S. Team that will compete at the 2018 World Championships in Australia!
Formation skydiving has taken over Skydive Perris in California this week at the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships. With 73 4-way teams, the event finished in two days. After a tight race, Airspeed edged out SDC Rhythm XP for the gold in open. Ranch 2nd Generation claimed the top spot in advanced, with STF Vega XP winning gold in intermediate.
Following quickly on the heels of 4-way, 24 8-way teams took to the sky. The Golden Knights once again are the 8-way national champions and U.S. Team. In advanced, The French 8-Way Team won gold, and AF Rodisiac claimed the top spot in intermediate.
The two weeks of Nationals action will wrap up Friday and Saturday with the 16-way and 10-way events.
Full scores are available on OmniSkore.com, and Skydive-TV’s daily broadcasts of all the action appear at skydive-tv.com.
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Vertical Events Complete at Nationals!

The 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships at Skydive Perris in California is the place to be this week! The artistic and vertical events—freeflying, freestyle, vertical formation skydiving and mixed formation skydiving—along with speed skydiving wrapped up Saturday. Some tight competitions and amazing flying made for an exciting few days.
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Wingsuit Champions Named; Vertical Events Up Next!

The wingsuit flying competition at the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships completed Tuesday, September 19, at Skydive Perris in California. Team Flatspin has again claimed the national champion title in the acrobatic flying event, and Chris Geiler, the current world champion, earned gold in the performance flying event.
Next up are the vertical events: Artistic freeflying and freestyle and vertical formation skydiving start Thursday, and mixed formation skydiving begins on Friday.
A full schedule of events and additional information are available on the Perris website and the Facebook event page. Scores are available on OmniSkore.com.
Skydive-TV, an online and mobile skydiving TV channel, is again onsite to produce daily broadcasts of all the action. Be sure to catch all the episodes at skydive-tv.com.
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Parachute Nationals Completes; Freefall Nationals Underway!

The 2017 USPA National Parachuting Championships wrapped up Saturday, September 16, at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina. The event included classic accuracy, canopy formation and canopy piloting. Despite a delayed start due to rain, blue skies prevailed the rest of the week, and the meet finished two days ahead of schedule.
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Parachute Nationals Kicks Off at Raeford!

Despite a couple days of rain courtesy of the outer edges of Hurricane Irma, competitors are gathering for the start of the 2017 USPA National Parachuting Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina. The event includes classic accuracy, canopy formation and canopy piloting.

The scheduled start for accuracy of Monday, September 11, was pushed back due to rain, but the 19 registered competitors are gathering Tuesday for the competitor briefing and a hopeful start of jumping. The CF event kicks off Wednedsay, and CP starts Friday.

Skydive-TV, an online and mobile skydiving TV channel, is again onsite to produce daily broadcasts of all the action. Scores for accuracy and canopy formation will be available at OmniSkore.com, and CP scores will be on Control Tower. Event updates will appear on the Facebook event page.
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USPA Board Withdraws from Indoor Skydiving

Beginning November 1, USPA will no longer be involved in indoor skydiving by supporting indoor skydiving national championships or selecting U.S. Teams for international indoor skydiving competitions. USPA will seek to cooperate with any emerging national governing body for tunnel flying.
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Wingsuit Nationals Completes at Chicagoland

The 2016 USPA National Championships of Wingsuit Flying completed Wednesday, August 24—two days ahead of schedule—at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois. This marked the second year for USPA’s newest Nationals competition, both years hosted by Chicagoland.

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Sequential Games Completes Two-Point 202-Way!

An international group of formation skydivers has set a new Fédération Aéronautique Internationale sequential formation skydiving world record (pending ratification) with a two-point 202-way. The group completed the jump Tuesday, September 29, at Skydive Perris in California. Dieter Kirsch, Milko Hodgkinson and Patrick Passe organized the event, which they called the Sequential Games. For the past five years, a number of attempts at this record have come close, but none has succeeded—until now.

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Jumpers Break Head-Down Record at Skydive Chicago

An international team of skydivers from 23 nations built a 164-way head-down formation on Friday, July 31, at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, eclipsing the 138-Way World Record for Largest Head-Down Formation set at the same location in 2012. It took 13 attempts to build the formation, which resembled a giant flower. International formation skydiving judges Randy Connell, Marylou Laughlin and Jami Pillasch certified the performance, which will now go to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale for ratification.

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Eustace and StratEx Nominated for Collier Trophy!

Following last October’s world-record-breaking leap from 135,897 feet, Alan Eustace and the StratEx Team are among this year’s nominees for the National Aeronautic Association’s prestigious Collier Trophy.

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