The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is a private sports governing body for the sport of skydiving in the United States. Its headquarters are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The USPA's roots go back to the National Parachute Riggers-Jumpers, Inc., which was formed in the 1930s.
|Affiliation||International Skydiving Commission|
|Headquarters||5401 Southpoint Centre Boulevard|
|Location||Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States|
|Vice president(s)||Sherry Butcher|
|Secretary||Ray Lallo, Jr.|
USPA performs the following functions:
- Issues sport skydiving licenses
- Publishes and maintains skydiving training manuals and course guidelines from which instructional ratings are issued
- Serves as legal advocate and political lobbyist for skydiving
- Provides third-party insurance for skydivers
- Maintains the Basic Safety Requirements (BSRs) as a set of voluntarily followed safety guidelines
- Coordinates skydiving competitions and awards
- Issues awards for longevity, skill and achievement
- Publishes Parachutist, a monthly magazine for members
- "Parachutist Magazine". USPA. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
- "An Exciting Update from James F. (Curt) Curtis III, President/CEO, Board of Trustees..." International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2021.