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.
Photo by Gustavo Cabana | USPA #80952
Forty-three jumpers turn points over Skydive Perris in California on their way to claiming the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Four-Point Canopy Formation Skydive.
Thomas Dellibac, D-24918, is a highly decorated canopy pilot turned DZO. From 2007 to 2016, Dellibac was all over the competition scene.
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Daniel Silva | B-49187
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Every day, Safety and Training Advisors see skydivers walking to the plane wearing cameras that are not protected from catching a line.
The new format for USPA membership cards may seem like small potatoes to some, but after 50 continuous years of membership, it is annoying to me.
On November 11, participants in the Arizona Airspeed 40-Way Sequentials event hosted by Niklas Hemlin and Team Elite’s Guy Wright at Skydive Arizona in Eloy build a “V” in honor of Veteran’s Day.
For decades, USPA has provided members with third-party liability insurance.
It was cold in the early morning of Friday, November 1, at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas. Sixty skydivers from seven countries gathered to dirt dive bundled in many layers.
What should a demo team do when two of its members will soon hit the 5,000-jump mark? Plan something a bit special, that’s what!
With the assistance of some fantastic fall weather, Sky’s the Limit in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, made the end-of-year Mystery Boogie on October 19 a hearty slice of skydiver heaven.
Pat Works, D-1813, made his first jump in Texas.
When firefighter Austin Peck wrote his last wishes before passing away after a four-year battle with occupational cancer, he instructed his family to spread his ashes in a “cool way.”
Quickly getting to a formation of friends in freefall is fun!
Tandem Instructor Francisco Nieto y Torres, D-37152, celebrates his 1,000th jump by taking his mother on a skydive at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico.
The European Skydiving Symposium is inviting the skydiving community to attend its conference for skydivers, instructors and gear specialists at the Mazurkas Conference Center and Hotel near Warsaw, Poland March 5-7.
In early December, the British Parachute Association unveiled its new identity—British Skydiving—and introduced a new logo and website.
Mike Scotton (red, yellow and black rig), D-33933, makes his 1,000th jump with friends at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.
During the Aeronautrixx Unicorn Sisters in Skydiving Boogie at Skydive California in Tracy, organizer Julie Kleinwort and Jack Wang assemble a Mr. Potato Head in freefall, a fun activity that also helps to develop proximity skills.
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Studies have shown that the individuals deviating from standard protocols don’t set out to break the rules.
Like just about any innovation or improvement, the hip rings introduced to make a skydiving harness more flexible for freestyle and freeflying have a downside. If the harness is fitted correctly so the two ends of the leg strap at the ring seldom or never make contact, no wear should appear.
Marina Prokopenko comes in for landing at the Gemini Bridges geologic formation during the MOAB Boogie hosted by Skydive Moab in Utah.
Faris Al Obaid, Mohammed Al Mutairi, Nicole Arnulphy and Abraham Harutyunyan fly a tube formation at Kuwait Skydive & Fly.
Siân Stokes and Milko Hodgkinson enjoy a fun jump during Tsunami Skydivers’ Boogie in Belize.
Tom Jenkins always saw the value of structured competition and record performances in driving skydivers to become more skilled while also having fun.
Around the world, October is the month dedicated to breast-cancer awareness. For many years, the skydiving community marked this month with Jump for the Cause, an event that brought women together to raise money for breast cancer research and set women’s world record formation skydives.
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