Skydiving Competitions: USPA Meets & More

Skydiving isn’t just a fun thing to do. It’s an extreme sport—and as with any extreme sport, those who’ve been in the game for a while need a chance to test their skills and prove themselves in competition. DZONE has the information you’ll need to enter the ring with confidence.

Skydiving Competitions: National, Local, International

The United States Parachuting Association (USPA) meets on an annual basis in order to conduct the National Parachuting and Skydiving Championships. The winners from this round go on to represent the United States internationally. To learn more about these competitions, visit the USPA website or read through the latest Skydiver’s Competition Manual on your own.

The Skydiver’s Competition Manual sets the rules by which all reputable skydiving competitions conduct themselves, so it’s a great place to start if you’re looking into local contests and challenges. Moreover, the guidelines set by the Skydiver’s Competition Manual are in accordance with those of the International Skydiving Commission, the parachuting division of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. In other words, the general character of skydiving competitions should be similar no matter where you go!

If you’d like more information on upcoming skydiving competitions near Boise or Bozeman don’t hesitate to contact our team.

How Are Skydiving Competitions Conducted?

Official USPA skydiving competitions are generally broken up into seven different competition disciplines:

  • Accuracy Landing
  • Canopy Formation
  • Canopy Piloting
  • Freestyle Canopy Piloting
  • Formation Skydiving
  • Artistic Events
  • Speed Skydiving
  • Wingsuit Flying

With Accuracy Landing, the aim is to bring yourself down as close to a target area as possible. Artistic Events may vary, but generally involve some form of solo movement work performed before the canopy is deployed. With wingsuit flying, a pair of competitors are tested on acrobatic skills while flying wingsuits (sometimes referred to as squirrel-suits by non-jumpers). Despite their differences, all of these competitions put the skydiver’s body control and mental discipline to the test.

DZONE: Champions in Action

Here at DZONE, we do more than introduce new skydivers to the thrills of the sport. A lot more. Our instructors hold multiple state and national records:

  • We currently hold the Idaho State Canopy Formation record, as well as the Idaho State Wingsuit Formation Record.
  • Our founder, Abbie Mashall, has won a variety Canopy Formation contests in the U.S. National Championships—earning Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals at various points. Abbie has also been awarded the Bob Buquor Memorial Star Crest.

Start Your Skydiving Career with DZONE

Looking for upcoming skydiving competitions? Thinking about becoming an instructor? Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been skydiving for years, our dropzones are the perfect places to build your skills and take the next steps toward your goal.

Book Your Skydiving Experience at DZONE®

Reading about how to skydive is one thing—experiencing the jump is another! If you’re ready to get first-hand experience with skydiving equipment and best practices, don’t wait to book your appointment! While you’re here, you can get an even better sense of how skydiving works by watching videos of experienced jumpers who were once just like you!

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