Tuesday, January 25, 2022

U.S. Parachute Team

The U.S. Parachute Team has a long, proud tradition  
of representing the United States in international parachuting competitions dating back to the 1950s. Every year our team attends Fédération Aéronautique Internationale first-category World Championships and World Cups in almost every event. We are not only the largest team, but the most revered.

The U.S. Team consists of our nation’s best aerial athletes in all disciplines. They are our representatives on the international skydiving stage, charged with showing the rest of the world the skill, precision and professionalism of skydiving in the United States.

We invite you to explore more here, get to know the athletes on your U.S. Team and lend them your support.

Contribute to the U.S. Parachute Team or the Team Trust Fund here...

The Team Trust Fund, conceived by board member Mike Truffer in 1986, is an endowment fund to support each U.S. Team as it prepares for the World Championships every two years. To eventually grow the fund to the point that it can fully support the team, USPA set up the trust so that only the interest and dividends earned during the two-year period can be disbursed. The fund now rests at around $1.7 million thanks to Mike Truffer and Robert Waspe (who included generous donations in their wills) and many others like Pat and Alicia Moorehead who donate monthly to the fund. The fund currently contributes around $100k to our team every two years making it an amazing resource for our athletes. While that amount typically covers the cost to register our teams, the financial burden for training, purchase and maintenance of equipment, travel, meals, lodging is all paid for by each individual team member. The best way for us to improve those conditions for our team is through donations to the Team Trust Fund so our Athletes can continue to focus on training and bringing home medals for the USA!!

Corporate Sponsorship Needed

We are open to discussing corporate sponsorship with those who see the opportunity in aligning their company with the U.S. Parachute Team. If you are interested in discussing, please call Executive Director Albert Berchtold at (540) 604-9740.