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USPA Board Elections Conclude
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USPA Board Elections Conclude

Results are in for the 2019-2021 USPA Board of Directors election, which concluded October 31.

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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
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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.

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39 Members to Run for USPA Board
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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.

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USPA Partners With International Skydiving Museum
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USPA Partners With International Skydiving Museum

On Saturday, July 14, the U.S. Parachute Association became the official Host Country Affiliate of the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame

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USPA Honors Members With Service Awards
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USPA Honors Members With Service Awards

The USPA Board also selected three recipients for its Gold Medal for Meritorious Service, awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the skydiving community. All of the esteemed recipients will receive their awards at dates and locations to be determined.

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USPA Summer Board Meeting Concludes
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USPA Summer Board Meeting Concludes

The USPA Board of Directors held its final meeting of the three-year term July 13-15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read more to see the meeting highlights.

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NAA Selects Skydiving World Record as “Most Memorable”
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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 Seeks New Director of Safety & Training
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USPA Seeks New Director of Safety & Training

"Over 18 years, through profound changes in skydiving equipment, procedures, and methods of instruction, Jim has worked hard to produce the dramatic decline in serious accidents in our sport."

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USPA Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors
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USPA Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

On June 1, USPA began the process that culminates in its members electing the 2019-2021 USPA Board of Directors. All USPA members in good standing who are at least age 18 on or before August 1, 2018, are eligible to run for one of the 14 Regional Director or eight National Director seats.

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USPA Seeks New Director of Competition & Records
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USPA Seeks New Director of Competition & Records

"In his four-year tenure, Randy has elevated USPA's stature in the world arena of skydiving competition and records," said USPA Executive Director Ed Scott. "We thank him and wish him well."

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Another ATC Win for Skydiving!
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Another ATC Win for Skydiving!

The action calls worked and it now appears that the needed FAA funding bill will pass without changes to the structure of air traffic control. “Once again, we thank our members who made the calls in defense of skydiving’s airspace needs,” said USPA Executive Director Ed Scott.

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Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!
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Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!

This proposal would pull ATC out of the FAA and move it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where a new Management Advisory Council, populated with airline interests, would serve as the ATC board of directors.

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Vigil Releases Service Bulletin for Mandatory Compliance
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Vigil Releases Service Bulletin for Mandatory Compliance

Advanced Aerospace Designs has released a Public Service Bulletin PSB-01-2018, regarding certain Vigil II and Vigil 2+ Automatic Activation Devices. The bulletin provides instructions for updating the firmware of affected units that can generate an error code during high-altitude jumps above 27,000 feet. Compliance is mandatory before any jump made from 27,000 feet, or higher, or by no later than May, 2020 for those with affected units who are not making any high altitude jumps.

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Celebration of Life Planned for Larry Bagley
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Celebration of Life Planned for Larry Bagley

A celebration of life for Larry K. Bagley has been scheduled for June 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Skydiving Luminary Larry Bagley Passes
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Skydiving Luminary Larry Bagley Passes

Larry K. Bagley, D-4522, passed away on March 27 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife Cindi, D-10889. "Bags," as he was known, left a legacy in skydiving that few have ever matched or ever will. Arrangements are pending.

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USPA Winter Board Meeting Concludes
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USPA Winter Board Meeting Concludes

The USPA Board of Directors met in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4 for its winter board meeting.

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Chairman Drops Push to Privatize ATC
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Chairman Drops Push to Privatize ATC

Late Tuesday night, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee announced that he was dropping his push to privatize air traffic control. Opposition by general aviation users, including members of USPA, prevented the idea from getting any traction within Congress.

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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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USPA Call to Action: Oppose ATC Privatization (Updated 10-3)
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USPA Call to Action: Oppose ATC Privatization (Updated 10-3)

THIS MAY BE OUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE SKYDIVING FROM DIRE CONSEQUENCES
The proponents of the bad idea of stripping air traffic control from the FAA, and handing it to a new private corporation are planning to have the House vote on their bill--HR 2997--next week. All of the general aviation (GA) groups, including USPA, are opposed. If you have not called your Congressional Representative and secured their "no" vote on HR 2997, please do so now!

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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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