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BPA Skydive the Expo - Saturday 24 January 2015
BPA Skydive the Expo 2015 celebrates everything to do with skydiving. It's at EMCC, Nottingham, on Saturday 24 January 2015. Attendance is free of charge for BPA Members and other visitors. The Expo compirises an exhibition, seminars & presentations, prizes & surprises, and a great night of partying and entertainment including an optional Gala Dinner (for which a charge applies). The BPA AGM 2015 is on the morning of the Expo. Pre-register and you could win a prize at the Grand Prize Draw. You can book overnight accommodation online, if required. See the Expo website for more.
BPA British Open Nationals 2014
For results of the BPA British Open Nationals 2014 in 4-way and 8-way FS, VFS, Artistics and Speed Skydiving that have recently taken place at Skydive Hibaldstow, see skydivingchampionships.com Next up, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September, it's the turn of CF, Classics (Style & Accuracy) and 8-way Speed at UK Parachuting, Sibson near Peterborough. See the BPA Nationals page for links to the rules and entry form.
Remembering Dare Wilson
Major-General Dare Wilson CBE MC DL (pictured on the occasion of BPA's 50th Anniversary in 2011), BPA Chairman from 1962-66, has died aged 95. After a distinguished military career during WWII, Dare Wilson was a legendary name in the BPA's early days. He was a subscriber to the Memorandum & Articles of Association that incorporated BPA, which had been founded in 1961, as a company limited by guarantee in 1966. The family association with BPA continues, with one of his sons Alex serving on BPA Council from 2007-9. For more on Dare Wilson's life story, see his obituary in The Daily Telegraph.
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