Congratulations Julian!

Thursday, 30.06.2011

Yet again we congratulate our Team Member Julian Barthel for a round number! He did his Jump number 500 as Camera flyer for his Brother`s first Tandem Jump! Congratulations to the two of them!


Membership, License and Ratings Basics

Wednesday, 29.06.2011

USPA’s Membership department receives calls on a daily basis from members confused about renewing their memberships, licenses or ratings. Some of this confusion is based on incorrect information passed on by instructors or even instructor examiners. Below are a few helpful facts. Please help disseminate the correct information:



Water Training

Saturday, 18.06.2011

One of the requirements for the USPA B-license is the life water training which can be underestimated at times.  If you like to jump close to the beach or even participate in beach jumps, the water training is definitely a must. During our stay at GFFC (Greek Freefall Club) we gathered a group of 7 skydivers together who were interested in getting their B-license achievement. All skydivers passed the training and besides the fact that they learned a lot, we also had a lot of fun! Thanks guys for participating!

Check out also the video made by John Vlachiotis following the link: – Thank you John for that as well!


Tandem Course completed

Tuesday, 7.06.2011

While in Skydive Lillo, we also conducted a Tandem Rating course and we are pleased to announce that all candidates passed the course. We give a special congratulation to Cornelia Mihaifor being the very first Romanian female Tandem Instructor! Our dearest congratulations to all the new USPA Tadem Instructors:

– Cornelia Mihai (Romania)
– Demos Marifoglou (Greece)
– Hervé Manigas (France)
– Roberto Elena (Spain) (conversion)

Congrats to all of you and good luck with your future tandem  students/passengers! We thank Skydive Lillo for their great hospitality during the course and we thank and appreciate the assistance of our own Joachim Groneberg and Julian Barthel during the course.


Review last Coach Course

Sunday, 5.06.2011

We were back in Skydive Lillo, Spain for a Coach Course and are happy to announce that both candidates were well prepared and delivered an outstanding performance. Hats off and thumbs up to the new USPA Coaches:

– Roberto Elena (Spain) 
– Hervé Manigas (France)

Congratulations for the great performance and good luck with your future Students!