Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
There are 4 candidates for the 3 elected seats on BPA Council (BPA's Board of Directors) that become vacant after the AGM in January. Therefore, the seats are contested and an election is triggered. The candidates are, in alphabetical order: Paul Applegate, Adrian Bond, Ian Marshall and Georgie Vacher. Voting (by full BPA members) opens Monday 18 December and closes at noon on Thursday 11 January. Voting members are encouraged to use the online voting site provided by independent election scrutineers Mi-Voice. The URL of the voting website will issued in the ballot communication to voters, and a link posted on the BPA website.
Entry to BPA Skydive the Expo 2018 is free-of-charge. Simply turn up on the day - Saturday 27 January 2018 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ - to enjoy everything that's on offer. BUT if you register in advance - free of charge, of course! - you'll automatically be entered for our fantastic free Grand Prize Draw (on the day) with some awsome prizes from our exhibitors (you have to be present at the draw to claim your prize). To pre-register, just enter your details on the Expo website. Good luck in the Grand Prize Draw!
Tickets for the BPA Gala Dinner at EMCC Nottingham on Saturday 27 January 2018 - the evening of the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2018 - are now on sale, price £29.95 each, from BPA HQ. Please download Form 239 using the Forms search box on this page for the menu and ticket order form. Seating will be in rounds of 10, tables may be reserved if booking 10 tickets at the same time. If the vegetarian option (V) is required, it must be requested on booking. Also, please advise on booking of any special dietary requirements. There will be live entertainment and a DJ.
3 seats of 3 years' tenure are available on BPA Council from the AGM 2018. Council members are non-executive directors of British Parachute Association Ltd, responsible for policy and strategy. Nominations are invited from full BPA Members - please consider the Council Member role description (BPA Form 297) and duties and responsibilities of a Council member (BPA Form 178). Full members with the requisite skills and experience are encouraged to apply via the nominations website. Nominations close at noon on Tuesday 14 November. If there are more than 3 nominees, an election will be held.
Bedrooms are on sale for members wishing to stay over at BPA AGM & Skydive the Expo on Saturday 27 January 2018 in the De Vere Orchard Hotel at the event venue, EMCC, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RJ. BPA rate - per night inc breakfast: £76.80 double/twin, £64.80 single occupancy. Book online - put code BPA in the promo box. Or tel 0115 876 0900. Rooms subject to availability, BPA rate applies for nights of Thurs 25, Fri 26 and Sat 27 Jan only (Sat sold out - sorry. Please see Expo website for other accommodation options.)
Dinner tickets on sale from BPA HQ from Nov.
There are inspiring examples of fantastic service within our sport. And we believe it’s time for them to be recognised. That’s why we’re asking A licence holders and above to tell us about great service you've received from another BPA member... to tell us if you've spotted a BPA Star ! The closing date for receipt of completed nomination form (download BPA Form 296 using the Search Forms box) is Wednesday 1 November 2017.
The award is for a UK-based skydiver whose achievements during the year deserve special recognition. Please email your nomination giving the name of your nominee with reasons - in no more than 250 words - to skydive [at] bpa.org.uk by Tuesday 14 November 2017. Council will consider the nominations at its meeting that month. The trophy will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at BPA Skydive the Expo at EMCC Nottingham on Saturday 27 January 2018.
It's competitions time... August and September see the BPA Nationals taking place in many disciplines - Accuracy, Formation Skydiving 4-way and 8-way, Artistics, Speed, Canopy Piloting, Canopy Formation, Speed 8 and Vertical Formation Skydiving 4-way. Check out our Nationals page for the dates, venues, rules and how to register as a competitor / competition team with the host drop zone. Enjoy a great time at the Nationals!
The BPA Disciplinary Procedure has been updated in line with best current practice, which included taking independent external advice. Complaint(s) of a disciplinary nature received after Monday 3 July 2017 will be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in the updated BPA Form 256 (issue 5, July 2017). All disciplinary complaints and cases received or started before that date will follow the procedure that was in place at the relevant time. Form 256 is downloadable from the BPA website (via the ‘Search Forms’ box) together with Form 256a, Disciplinary Procedure chart (issue 1, July 2017).
There are inspiring examples of fantastic service within our sport. And we believe it’s time for them to be recognised. That’s why we’re asking A licence holders and above to tell us about great service you've received from another BPA member... to tell us if you've spotted a BPA Star ! The closing date for receipt of completed nomination form (download BPA Form 296 using the Search Forms box) is Wednesday 1 November 2017 - so it's time to get star-spotting!
Updated 17 May 2012