I’m happy to report that Team MagnifiSENT’s movement seems to be working. Ladies, if you are looking for some positive women to look up to in the sport, here is an awesome group. I’m happy to report that Team MagnifiSENT’s movement seems to be working. I only knew one person on this team until last weekend and I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to meet all these wonderful women. They come from all across the map, so if you see one of these colorful jerseys walking around your dropzone, don’t be afraid to go up and strike a conversation or ask for a jump. We did a couple podcast interviews with some of these ladies, so if you are curious to learn more check out our new Skydive Live podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here on the website. Their group has a Facebook page and Instagram account @magnifisent.cc if you want to keep up with their adventures or follow the girls individually.
To see what your state records are, look at USPA’s website: https://uspa.org/records and here is a quick view of state record largest formation rules. You can view Chapter 3 of the Skydiver’s Competition Manual to see the rules in their entirety: https://uspa.org/Portals/0/files/SCM_ch03.pdf
Formation skydiving, largest formation: Minimum size of four (4)
For large formation records, a written plan of the jump and list of participants, including names and USPA membership numbers, must be submitted to each authorized official (see §2.9.2) prior to the jump. The formation must be completed as planned (“grip perfect,” but need not be slot-name specific). Only a single written plan may be submitted for each attempt.
State records must be certified and signed by two authorized officials, as follows:
- Authorized officials include USPA-rated judges, the local S&TA, a USPA board member or headquarters
- staff member, and in some cases, the pilot.
- Discipline-specific records (for example, canopy formation, formation skydiving, wingsuit flying) must be certified by at least one judge rated in the applicable discipline. For disciplines judged by video or data analysis, the judge does not need to be physically present during the record attempt
- Fees effective March 1, 2020: Individual- $50/Team- $100