From left: Matt Congdon, Keith Jones, Chris Haslam, Colin Conway and Scott Robinson enjoy a canopy flock at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the weekend after quarantine lifted.
In May, Carl Rosander from Hayesville, North Carolina, became the 2,400th skydiver to join the growing ranks of Skydivers Over Sixty.
From July 1-31, USPA members in the Pacific Region have the opportunity to vote in a special election to fill the vacancy created when previous Pacific Regional Director Brett Martin relocated out of the region.
Skydivers Over Sixty had planned to hold its 20th annual Record Week at Skydive Perris in California in May.
The International Skydiving Museum has rescheduled its Hall of Fame Celebration for the class of 2020, originally planned for October 8-10, to April 22-24, 2021.
The USPA Board of Directors rescheduled its summer meeting and USPA General Membership Meeting, originally set for July 10-12, to September 18-20.
More than 30 years ago, the Jumping Ambassadors, a U.S. Army military freefall detachment from the 7th Special Forces Group performed demonstration jumps across Latin America.
In April, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame announced Bob Lewis as the recipient of its 2020 Trustees’ Award.
At Skydive Palatka in Florida in March, Round Canopy Parachute Team, a nonprofit military-static-line demonstration team, hosted its second More Than a Jump event for veterans.
The skydiving community’s ability to rapidly innovate in response to this health crisis is the perfect representation of our unique sport and is evidence that our industry will adapt and continue to thrive.
On April 15, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (the World Air Sports Federation) announced that its Executive Board named Markus Haggeney as the new FAI Secretary General.
Blue Skies Physical Therapy, owned and operated by Dr. Nancy Grieger, C-44952, has assisted the skydiving community with physical therapy assessment and treatment, injury management and strength and conditioning training at boogies and events for years.
The USPA Board of Directors has postponed its summer meeting and USPA General Membership Meeting.
Jake Cormier and Jarod Orrell orbit one another over Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.
Skydive Arizona in Eloy hosted its Rookie Round-Up—Diamonds in the Rough event March 14-15.
British Skydiving, formerly known as the British Parachute Association, hosted the executives of USPA and the Australian Parachute Federation at its annual Skydive the Expo in Nottingham, England.
Matt Fry and Konstantin Petrijcuk (filling in for organizer Melissa Lowe) led the Vertical Sequential Camp—an event that gave jumpers a chance to try unique, non-traditional formations—at Skydive Sebastian in Florida February 20-23.
Although she has been gone for nearly two years, Carolyn “The Queen” Clay remains ever present in the hearts and minds of those who knew her.
A brave team gathered at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas, March 12-16 to do something extraordinary: attempt a 42-way Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Down Formation Skydive at Night. Adding to the visual display, each jumper wore pyrotechnics.
Todd Scrutchfield lands at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas after practicing for night jumps during the Max Pyro event.
On March 7, Marty Jones, D-6397, celebrated 50 years of continuous skydiving by making several skydives with friends and family (including his wife, Selena Jones, and his stepmom, Carol Jones) at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
In late February, while most of the East Coast was covered with snow and rain, a group of Parachutists Over Phorty Society members enjoyed warm but occasionally windy weather at the 50th POPS SpringFest at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.
In February, Velocity Sports Equipment introduced its main-assisted-reserve-deployment system for the Infinity harness-and-container system.
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