United States Parachute Association
JurisdictionUnited States
Founded1946 (1946)
AffiliationInternational Skydiving Commission
Affiliation date1946
Headquarters5401 Southpoint Centre Boulevard
LocationFredericksburg, Virginia, United States
PresidentChuck Akers
ChairmanRandy Allison
Vice president(s)Sherry Butcher
SecretaryRay Lallo, Jr.
Official website
Skydive at Chambersburg

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.


USPA performs the following functions:

In November 2020, USPA announced their plans for a National Skydiving Museum to be built in Central Florida, but didn't specify a timeframe for completion.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Parachutist Magazine". USPA. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "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.