Skydiving and parachute jumping in Houston, Texas and South Florida

Judging Roles

Let’s take a quick pause on rules, and discuss the various judge’s roles and who can help you with a question or a problem.  For starters, take note that a judge’s rating and their role are not the same thing.  Judges are rated (in the U.S.) as Regional, National or FAI Judges.  This rating is indicative of the level of training a judge has completed and what...

Recent Changes in Judging Procedures

Editor’s note: “From the Fishbowl” is a series of short articles by U.S. National Judge Randy Connell, and it is intended to educate competitors about commonly misunderstood or little-known rules of formation skydiving. References will often be made to the Skydiver’s Competition Manual (SCM). At the USPA Board Meeting in February, the USPA Competition...