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Attend the USPA Summer Board Meeting from Home
Skydiving News | September 2020

Attend the USPA Summer Board Meeting from Home

USPA’s board of directors is holding its next meeting September 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, and we are excited to announce that it will now be broadcast Webinar style via Zoom.

Author: USPA Staff
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Gearing Up
Gearing Up | September 2020

Gearing Up

By Ed Scott

It’s safe to say that nothing about 2020 has proceeded according to anyone’s plans. Whatever was planned in January was tossed out the window by March.

Author: Ed Scott
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USPA Cancels 2020 Nationals
Skydiving News | September 2020

USPA Cancels 2020 Nationals

On August 17 USPA’s board of directors convened a meeting to discuss whether to hold or cancel the 2020 USPA National Championships.

Author: USPA Staff
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USPA to Hold Summer Board Meeting in Nashville with Options for Remote Attendance
Skydiving News | BOD 2020, September 2020

USPA to Hold Summer Board Meeting in Nashville with Options for Remote Attendance

As of August 14, USPA’s board of directors has committed to holding its scheduled meeting of September 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Author: USPA Staff
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Nationals 2020 Update (August 5, 2020)
Skydiving News | August 2020, Nationals 2020

Nationals 2020 Update (August 5, 2020)

USPA is still determining whether a 2020 USPA Nationals can be conducted safely and if so, how. USPA is exploring options while trying to ensure competitors in all disciplines/events have an opportunity to compete.

Author: USPA Staff
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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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Article rating: 4.4
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.

Author: Ed Scott
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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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USPA Seeks New Pacific Regional Director
Skydiving News | May 2020, BOD 2020

USPA Seeks New Pacific Regional Director

The USPA Board of Directors is seeking a USPA member from the Pacific Region to fill a vacancy on the board.

Author: USPA Staff
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Hall of Fame Skydiver Paul Poppenhager Passes
Skydiving News | May 2020

Hall of Fame Skydiver Paul Poppenhager Passes

Author: USPA Staff
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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

Author: USPA Staff
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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.

Author: USPA Staff
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Article rating: 1.8
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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USPA Board Meets in Phoenix
Skydiving News |

USPA Board Meets in Phoenix

The USPA Board of Directors held its third meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2. The board welcomed newly seated Central Regional Director Charles Crinklaw and elected Al King to fill the vacant national director seat.

Author: USPA Staff
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Milestone Anniversary for Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Recipient Award
Gearing Up | February 2020

Milestone Anniversary for Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Recipient Award

By Ed Scott

This year will mark the 53rd anniversary of the start of one of the most popular and enduring skydiving performance awards—the Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest Recipient (SCR) award.

Author: Ed Scott
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Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing
Ask A Rigger | February 2020

Ask a rigger | Reserves, Part 1: Choosing and Purchasing

By Shauna Finley

Chances are, you know very little about your reserve canopy (after all, it’s packed away out of view most of the time), but you should. It’s an important piece of equipment, and although you hope to never use it, you probably will at some point. (Photo by David Cherry.)

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Chasing Gold—JaNette Lefkowitz Tells the Whole Epic Tale
Features | February 2020

Chasing Gold—JaNette Lefkowitz Tells the Whole Epic Tale

By Annette O’Neil

JaNette Lefkowitz starts by saying, “There’s just so much to it, so many stories leading up.”

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Women in Skydiving
Gearing Up | January 2020

Women in Skydiving

By Ed Scott

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.

Author: Ed Scott
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Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift
Miscellaneous | December 2019

Skydiving Makes the Perfect Experience Gift

It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to giving gifts of experiences instead of material things.

Author: USPA Staff
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Board to Elect a New National Director
Skydiving News |

Board to Elect a New National Director

The USPA Board of Directors is in need of a new National Director to fill the vacancy when Shanon Searls joins the USPA staff as the new Director of Sport Promotion on December 17.

Author: USPA Staff
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Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion
Skydiving News | December 2019

Shanon Searls Joins USPA as Director of Sport Promotion

USPA has selected Shanon Searls as its new Director of Sport Promotion, succeeding Nancy Koreen, who has served in this position for 10 years. Searls’ start date is December 17.

Author: USPA Staff
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