Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Media Inquiries

How Safe is Skydiving? press release (PDF)

USPA Statement on Skydiving Aircraft Safety (PDF)

Members of the media can contact Shanon Searls, USPA’s Director of Sport Promotion, at or (540) 604-9740, to—

  • learn more about USPA and skydiving
  • request an interview
  • obtain skydiving photos for press use

Press Links

The following links contain information on USPA and the sport of skydiving:

USPA Overview
Read about the U.S. Parachute Association’s mission and history, as well as its many programs and functions, including safety and training, Group Membership, government relations and much more.

Skydiving Safety
Learn about skydiving’s safety record over the years and about how the sport continues to become safer.

Skydiver Demographics
USPA’s nearly 40,000 members range in age from 16 to 96 and represent a diverse mix of people from all walks of life. Find out who skydives and where they come from.

Skydiving Terminology
This A-to-Z glossary can help you understand skydiving lingo and teach you to talk the talk like the pros.

Skydiving Equipment
Learn about the basic components of skydiving gear, and get a primer on how a parachute system works.

Skydiving Disciplines
Licensed skydivers have virtually limitless options for aerial fun. Read about some of the most common activities skydivers enjoy in freefall and under canopy.

How to Start Skydiving
Learn about the three basic first-jump methods and find a local skydiving center.

Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to some common questions about the experience of jumping out of an airplane.

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Not only can you quickly can find dropzones, events, courses, examiners, and more from the Find menu, you can also enter your favorite shortcut to go directly to the resource you use most often! Here are some of our short URLs for your convenience: - Current or Expired Members setup online account Fast Track! - Frequently Asked Questions - Skydiver's Information Manual - Instructional Rating Manual - Videos of ISP Category Dive Flows - Videos of Common Malfunctions - VR Videos of Malfunctions - Merit description - Interactive ISP Category Quizzes - Search for DZs and people - Online Ground School - Download forms, manuals, and more - Look up Competition Records - Find a Judge near you - Find an S&TA near you - Your Individual Membership Profile - Forgot Password Utility - Help finding your Online Account - Login to your Membership Account - Join USPA - Make a Donation - Register for a USPA online account - View DZ info for your designated Home DZ - Find a DZ near you - Verify Membership and Rating Credentials - Overview of USPA members' Third Party Liability Insurance coverage - Manage Your Instructional Ratings page - Verify a requirement for another member - Section 2 of the SIM - Section 9 of the SIM

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