Handy Dandy sources for students and licensed jumpers!
The United States Parachute Association is a self-governing body for the sport of skydiving. You can also join or renew your membership, find a copy of the current SIM and practice tests for licenses, a more extensive list of terms, and a breakdown of skydiving equipment. You must also be a member of the USPA to jump at any dropzone functioning under USPA.
Digitially flip through the USPA Ground School Manual to review before your
jumps or to prepare for your test! (For instructions on what to view before your First Jump Course visit our "Before Your First Jump Course" page)
Packing, Parachute Inspection, Slinks, Downsizing, and any other canopy related questions answered in videos from PD (Performance Designs) on YouTube. Great for students and licensed jumpers alike!
Self proclaimed single best source for skydiver information:
Information for novice and experienced skydivers, including a global dropzone locater and skydivers databases, DZ reviews, skydiving classifieds, safety and training.
The very first podcast (or internet radio show) strictly dedicated to the fascinating sport of skydiving.
Join the Teem (formally iloveskydiving.org) All the top videos from skydivers, base jumpers, wingsuiters, and tunnel rats. The BEST way to waste some time and keep up with the latest. Also, check out the Friday Freakout section for all the mistakes, accidents, and fails.
A feature article devoted to parachutes, parachuting and parachutists. From Leonardo Da Vinci to today's technology - you will learn a quick history from the dream of flight to the systems we use today.
Collection of articles and events documenting and exploring important, historical, or interesting stories from skydiving's history. Great reads for rainy days!
A fun article addressing ten of the most common myths brought on by movie, television, or just misinformation.
Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is the national aviation authority of the United States. As an agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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