The 2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships are taking place from October 12 through the 25th at Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas, just south of Houston.

This year’s event will include formation skydiving, freeflying, style & accuracy, canopy piloting and canopy formation. The first weeks consists of formation skydiving with the second week includes more spectator friendly events such as pond swooping.

During competition hours, the event will be broadcast live on the internet via the official website. To watch the live coverage please visit the live coverage website. The official results will be posted daily here.

Sadly, this year’s competition has been shadowed by a tragedy last month when two members of the Red Line Parachute Team died after their parachutes became entangled during canopy formation practice for the Nationals. Neither were able to deploy their reserve chutes.

Event Schedule
Oct 12, 2009 Kick off National championships,  4-way Formation Skydiving
Oct 14, 2009 Start of the *8 way event of Formation Skydiving.
Oct 15, 2009 Start of the *VFS event of Vertical Formation Skydiving.
Oct 16, 2009 Start of the *16 way event of Formation Skydiving.
Oct 17, 2009 Start of the *10 way event of Formation Skydiving. LARGE BANQUET/AWARDS
Oct 18, 2009 Start of the *Canopy Formation 4 way Sequential.
Oct 19, 2009 Start of the *Canopy Formation Rotation and Style & Accuracy.
Oct 21, 2009 Start of *Canopy Piloting and the *Canopy Formation 2 way Sequential.
Oct 22, 2009 Start of the *Canopy Formation 8 way

Watch Live Coverage of the Skydiving Championship!

Live Video Coverage will only be available on competition days/hours between the 12th and 25th of October.