Very sorry to hear of the passing of Tim Mace after a fight against cancer. A great loss. 2 days ago
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.
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.
Congratulations to GB team Kaizen who have taken Bronze in the 4-way Female Formation Skydiving event at the World Parachuting Championships in Prostějov, Czech Republic. Awesome job! The Official event website is wpc2014.com For results & scores see Omniskore
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