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Operational Benefits

Certificate of Group Membership Signifies the affiliation and the pledge to comply with USPA's Basic Safety Requirements as well as applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.

24/7 Online Credential Verification Program Instant access in real-time. USPA Group Members may verify a jumper's membership, license and ratings through an online database search. Log in to search in the USPA Credential Verification.

Crisis Management PR Assistance As a benefit of Group Membership, USPA has enlisted La Barrie to help DZs deal with the media when a serious incident happens. Available services include providing a press release, help with controlling the narrative surrounding the incident and dealing with the press on your behalf, all at no charge to your DZ. This presentation is available here. (803) 379-8081   info@beyondmarketing.xyz

E-Newsletter Receipt of the "Professional"—USPA’s monthly e-newsletters for DZOs and staff.

Discounted Registration Eligible for the biennial Drop Zone Operators Conference.

Legal Assistance Eligibility for legal assistance through USPA’s Airport Access Defense Fund (U.S. only).

Regulatory Assistance Governmental and regulatory assistance (U.S. only).

Forms and Resources Eligible to register a course and download commonly used forms.

Parachutist Magazine All domestic and Canadian USPA members* receive Parachutist magazine each month, featuring skydiving news, color photographs, how-to articles, product and service reviews, and events. For more information about Parachutist, visit parachutistonline.com, available to all members. *Members with addresses outside the U.S. or Canada may purchase the print edition while creating or renewing a membership. If you would like to purchase the subscription in the middle of your renewal cycle, please contact us at membership@uspa.org.

Marketing Benefits

DZ listing and link in USPA’s DZ locator
The most-viewed pages on USPA’s website. See what they see on the DZ Locator.

Monthly listing in Parachutist The world’s most widely read skydiving magazine. For more information about Parachutist, visit Parachutist.com.

Use of the "USPA Group Member" phrase and logo
Can display on your website and on any of your own advertisements.

Two free calendar listings Listed each month in Parachutist’s "Events" section as well as on USPA’s website.

Starter Mag
Free copies of the Starter Mag, a 48-page full color publication designed to recruit and retain students. Group members only pay shipping costs.

Discounted Ads
Eligible for display and classified ads in Parachutist and online.

Marketing Assistance
Promotional ideas and marketing tips for your club or DZ. USPA provides shell press releases and tips for improving DZ business to USPA Group Members.

USPA List Rental Program
Can be an additional marketing option to help in the promotion of events and services.



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