“The USPA Constitution binds USPA “to sanction skydiving competitions, to document officially all state, national and world skydiving records set by citizens of the U.S., and to select and train the United States Parachute Team for world competition.” The Skydiver’s Competition Manual prescribes procedures by which national competitions are selected and conducted, how judges are rated, how records are set, and how teams are selected. Annually, USPA conducts the National Skydiving Championships to recognize national champions in seven skydiving competition disciplines: Canopy Formation, Canopy Piloting, Formation Skydiving, Freefall Style, Accuracy Landing, Artistic Events (Freestyle Skydiving and Freeflying) and Vertical Formation Skydiving. In addition, USPA hosts the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships annually for the collegiate skydiving community. Official U.S. Teams are chosen from the results of the National Championships (excluding Collegiates) from the top competitors in each Open class to represent the United States at international skydiving meets.” – uspanationals.com
Here are some of my selects from the 11 day event.
Here is some of the video footage we collected during the VFS event:
To view more, please visit the USPA YouTube Channel.
Outside News Coverage
Associated Press - RAW: National Skydiving Championships in Ariz.
Galleries and other Photo Pages
For more information on scores, please visit the Omniskore website!
Individual Event Registration Forms
Team Event Registration Forms
Rules can be found at www.uspa.org. On the home page, go to “USPA Members.” There you can click on “Downloads” and look for the Skydiver’s Competition Manual. (SCM) If this is your first time at the Nationals read Section 1 carefully, as well as reading the section specific to the events you are interested in.
Every competitor or alternate pays a general registration fee of $50 for facilities, banquets, shirt, etc. Videographers are considered competitors. After that, cost is entry fee per event, plus jumps. Entry fees are based on the estimated number of participants sharing costs for their event. Jump costs are based on a fuel cost of less than $3.00 per gallon. In the event that fuel rises above that, jumps will be raised in proportion. Each one dollar in extra fuel cost adds about $1.50 to the jump price. Rule changes affecting number of rounds, judges, etc. may also affect costs.
2,500 4,000 feet: $22
4,001 9,000 feet: $23
9,001-13,000 feet: $24
Formation Skydiving / Vertical Formation Skydiving:
$100 plus jumps per competitor for the first event. $50 plus jumps for each additional event.
$150 plus jumps for the first event, $50 plus jumps for each additional event.
Freefly: $75 plus jumps
Freestyle: $125 plus jumps
Both events: $150 plus jumps
S&A: $200 for one or both events, plus jumps.
Skydive Vienna located at the biggest and oldest grass-only airfield in Europe (LOXN) celebrated its 40th birthday with the Skydive Vienna Boogie : Alien Invasion 2012 (27th July to 5th August 2012). All the skydivers from several nations did not only enjoy the blue sky – but also the available coaching for FreeFly with Niklas Daniel & Brianne Thompson from Axis Flight School and the Canopy Control Seminars with Curt Bartholomew from Team Alter Ego. Markus Seifert from Skydive Vienna, actual national free fly Champion won the FreeFly MoneyMeet 2012 Competition. The boogie ended with a big celebration party and a Alien costume competition – the winner won a free Mirage Container.
Visitors from : Austria, USA, Norway, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Nederland, Germany, Belgium
196 Loads / 2760 Jumps
Plane Type : Dornier DO 28 D2 (12 Minutes to 13.000 ft with 15 skydivers)
Birthday party celebration 40th Birthday of Skydive Vienna.
Alien costume party – best dressed Alien won a free Mirage
Skydive Vienna FreeFly MoneyMeet 2012:
- 15 participants
- Winner : Markus Seifert (actual national free fly champion of Austria)
Here is the video from all the rounds of the Freefly Money Meet.
“The U.S. Team has a long, proud tradition of representing the United States in international parachuting competitions dating back to the 1950s. This year is especially exciting, as the team will compete in the 2012 FAI Mondial (all events) Championships at the magnificent skydiving venue in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
While making the U.S. Team is a great honor, did you know that most of our competitors pay all their training expenses and the cost of traveling to the World Championships on their own? Often costing thousands of dollars per competitor, these meets are only partially subsidized by the U.S. Parachute Team Trust Fund.
We invite you to explore this site, get to know the athletes on your 2012 U.S. Team, and lend them your support. Go to the donation page and find the sponsorship level that fits your budget or customize your giving. Because USPT, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your donations are tax deductible! Any way you give, you’ll have the satisfaction of being a part of the most competitive skydiving team in United States history. Thanks for your support!” For more updates from the US Parachute Team, please visit their Facebook page.