Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

At Skydive Perris in California, the Top Flite team, led by Kevin Kierce, flies a 16-way during its first skills camp since the DZ re-opened. 

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Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director
Skydiving News | August 2020, BOD 2020, Election 2020

Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director

The results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Pacific Regional Director seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Seeks New National Director
Skydiving News | August 2020, BOD 2020, Election 2020

USPA Seeks New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member to fill an upcoming board vacancy that will be created when Albert Berchtold resigns his national director seat this fall to assume the executive director position at USPA Headquarters.

Author: USPA Staff
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Gearing Up
Gearing Up | August 2020

Gearing Up

By Ed Scott

There are three opportunities for USPA members to participate in important skydiving gatherings in the coming months.

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Nationals Update
Skydiving News | July 2020, Nationals 2020

Nationals Update

Due to continuing uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and after reviewing more than 450 responses to a survey of recent competitors, Skydive City Zephyrhills decided—with USPA’s full support—to decline to host the 2020 USPA Skydiving and Parachuting National Championships scheduled for October 30-November 21.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Selects Albert Berchtold as Next Executive Director
Skydiving News | July 2020, Skydiving News

USPA Selects Albert Berchtold as Next Executive Director

Albert Berchtold, D-27832, has been selected as USPA’s next executive director, officially taking the job on January 1, 2021. After an eight-month search process, USPA’s board of directors affirmed the decision this week.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA Plays Important Role in Airport Access
Gearing Up | July 2020

USPA Plays Important Role in Airport Access

By Ed Scott

Over the years, USPA has amassed a stunning record of helping to establish DZs on airports of all sizes and activity levels, from sleepy one-runway airports to airports with control towers and airline service.

Author: Ed scott
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Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director
Skydiving News | Elections, June 2020

Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director

As of the June 15, 2020, deadline, eight USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of the Pacific Regional Director’s term on the USPA Board of Directors.

Author: USPA Staff
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What will be the new normal at drop zones?
Gearing Up | June 2020

What will be the new normal at drop zones?

By Ed Scott

The big question is, what will the activity level be at DZs upon reopening? And how long will it take until first-jump customers and experienced skydivers return to normal levels?

Author: Ed Scott
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Making It Through Together
Gearing Up | May 2020

Making It Through Together

By Ed Scott

In no wild nightmare could I have conceived that a virus would ground skydiving and, indeed, shut down the world.

Author: Ed Scott
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Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies
Skydiving News | April 2020

Former Regional Director Randy Schroeder Dies

Author: USPA Staff
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World Meet Postponed to 2021
Skydiving News | April 2020

World Meet Postponed to 2021

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Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield
Skydiving News | April 2020

Big Win for DZs at Hawaii’s Dillingham Airfield

Photos by Patrick Kessler and Lindsay Wheeler

On April 15, USPA and other general aviation groups won a reprieve for aviation businesses, including two drop zones, at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii.

Author: USPA Staff
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Working Together to Save Skydiving at Dillingham Airfield
Gearing Up |

Working Together to Save Skydiving at Dillingham Airfield

By Ed Scott

HDOT ordered all businesses at the airport to shut their doors by June 30, demonstrating a cold indifference to the scores of people whose livelihoods and lives will be upended.

Author: Ed Scott
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A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
Skydiving News | March 2020

A Message to Our Members Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

USPA remains committed to serving our membership during this growing pandemic.

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Increase Knowledge on Safety Day
Gearing Up |

Increase Knowledge on Safety Day

By Ed Scott

Actions have consequences. So do accidents, especially fatal accidents.

Author: Ed Scott
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