Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Make a diary date for Saturday 28 January 2017 - BPA Skydive the Expo 2017 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RJ. It's all happening that day - presentations, awards, seminars, an exhibition of skydiving kit and services, an optional gala dinner all leading up to the biggest party night of the year with live - you might even say hypnoitic - entertainment! To top it all, you'll be in the company of the bestest mates ever, our fantastic skydiving community. See you there!
19 nominations have been received for the 10 BPA Elected Council Member seats 2017, triggering an election. Voting from Mon 19 Dec to noon on Thurs 12 Jan - results that afternoon. Voting will be electronic except for members who have opted out of e-comms. The nominees, in alphabetical order, are: Paul Applegate; Mark Bayada; Gordon Blamire; Adrian Bond; Kate Charters; Brian Cumming; Linley Ewing; Danny French; Tash Higman; Jason Kelleher; Justinas Kubilinskas; Ian Marshall; Yassi Molazadeh; Andrew Pointer; Craig Poxon; Ian Rosenvinge; Martin Soulsby; Brian Vacher; and Georgie Vacher.
Tickets for the BPA Gala Dinner at EMCC Nottingham on Saturday 28 January 2017 - the day of the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2017 - are now on sale, price £29.95 each, from the BPA Office. 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.
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 Tuesday 1 November 2016... so this is your last chance this year to get star-spotting!
BPA seeks our first Independent Non-Executive Directors. Under best practice in governance, the 10 Elected Council Members (Elected Non-Executive Directors) will be joined by two Independent (non BPA Member) Non-Executive Directors to be appointed at the AGM. Applications for the two volunteer Independent Non-Executive Director posts are invited, details on our INED page. Applications close at noon on Friday 28 October. Interviews will be held by the BPA Nominations Committee on Thursday 3 November 2016.
Have you the skills and competences to help set the strategic direction of our sport and our Association? Check out the BPA Council Member role description. Nominations are invited for ten Elected Council Members on BPA Council 2017. Nominees need to be proposed and seconded by current full BPA Members. To stand, please visit the BPA nominations website hosted by independent election administrators Mi-Voice at https://mi-nomination.com/bpa Nominations close at noon on Tuesday 15 November 2016. If there are more nominees than available seats, an election will be held.
Congratulations to Team NFTO (pictured) on winning Bronze Women's 4-way Formation Skydiving at WPC Mondial 2016 in Chicago, USA. Team members (l to r) are Maria Russell, Anna Hicks, Ane Bauerle-Brentford, Simon Brentford (video), and Vana Parker. Congratulations also to Max Hurd, who won Bronze in Speed Skydiving.
Cheer on our British Delegation to the Mondial 2016 in Chicago, USA, from 11-20 September. Competitors: NFTO Skydiving Team, MicroClim8, Team CRWSADERS, Wize Prankers, Varial Freefly, Freefly Euphoria, Revolution Freestyle, Satori XL, Michael Lovemore, Esther Reynolds, Steve Hastings, Janos Leszko, Omni 99, Jason Bird, James Parker, Paul Bantock, Barrie Bremner, Max Hurd. Head of Delegation John Smyth MVO, Team Managers Ian Marshall & Craig Poxon. Official website wpc2016.com News and pix on BPA Facebook. Omniskore for scores.
The award is for a UK-based skydiver whose achievements during the calendar year deserve special recognition. Please e-mail your nominations giving the name of your nominee with reasons - no more than 250 words, please - to skydive [at] bpa.org.uk by Tuesday 15 November 2016. Council will consider the nominations at its meeting that month. The trophy will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at BPA Skydive the Expo in Nottingham on Saturday 28 January 2017.
BPA invites tenders for a two-part IT project. Part A is for the replacement of our existing BPA Membership Database with a new Personal Information Management System (PIMS). Part B is for replacement of our BPA and BPA Skydive the Mag websites, and closer integration in a BPA web hub to optimise BPA’s online presence. More on our Invitation to Tender page.
Updated 17 May 2012