USPA Board Meeting Concludes

7/27/15

The USPA Board of Directors met July 24-26 in Hartford, Connecticut, for the final meeting of its three-year term. A highlight of the results follows:

The board selected Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois, to host the first-ever USPA National Championships of Wingsuit Flying in late September or early October 2015. Exact dates will be announced shortly.

The board selected to award the following:

  • The USPA Lifetime Achievement Award to B.J. Worth
  • The Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to Carolyn Clay, Kate Cooper-Jensen and Alicia Moorehead
  • The USPA Regional Achievement Award to—
    • Gary Lincoln-Hope (Foreign)
    • Slavo Mulik (Southwest)
    • Edward Ristaino (Mid-Atlantic)
    • Fran Strimenos (Northeast)

USPA has delegated team selection and management for the upcoming 1st World Championships of Indoor Skydiving to the International Bodyflight Association. Email Laura Wagner at laura@tunnelflight.com for more information.

Group Member drop zones are invited to submit bids to host a 2016 World Parachuting Championships of Wingsuit Flying by the September 15 deadline. Email Jim Hayhurst at jhayhurst@uspa.org for more information.

Effective March 1, 2016, all USPA Safety & Training Advisors must complete the S&TA training module at uspalibrary.org within 60 days of their appointments.

A full report will appear in the September issue of Parachutist. The newly elected board will have the first meeting of its term February 26-28, 2016, in San Diego, California.