Nominations invited for BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year 2017

11 September 2017

Nominations invited for BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year 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 the BPA Nationals 2017!

13 July 2017

It's the BPA Nationals 2017!

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!

BPA Disciplinary Procedure updated

3 July 2017

BPA Disciplinary Procedure updated

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).

Have you spotted a BPA Star?

8 June 2017

Have you spotted a BPA Star?

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!

BPA Safety Innovation Award

8 June 2017

BPA Safety Innovation Award

Romero Sports & Leisure and XL Catlin, BPA's insurance partners, are sponsoring the BPA Safety Innovation Award for Sport Parachuting 2017. Entry is open to BPA members, Affiliated PTOs and Registered Display Teams to submit the most innovative measure to help further to improve safety in our sport. The winner will hold the Award Trophy for a year, with a cash prize of five thousand pounds kindly donated by Romero and XL Catlin as part of their risk management activities in our sport. More on our Safety Innovation Award page.

BPA Wingsuit Nationals 2017

22 May 2017

BPA Wingsuit Nationals 2017

We're proud that the UK hosts the biggest Wingsuit Nationals in World - BPA National Championships in Wingsuit Performance and Acrobatics, from Friday 26 May to Monday 29 May at Skydive Netheravon

BPA Membership Renewal 2017-8

10 May 2017

BPA Membership Renewal 2017-8

To full BPA Members who have not yet renewed for the new membership year from 1 April 2017 - members who are eligible may renew online. If you have ratings (that need to be signed off), live outside the UK/Channel Islands/BFPO, or are otherwise not eligible to renew online, a renewal form was included in your Feb issue of the Mag, or can be downloaded (enter 101 in the forms search box). You can fax or post your completed form to us.

Competitions 2017

31 March 2017

Competitions 2017

There's a great season of BPA competitions this year including UKSL & Grand Prix and the BPA British Open Nationals. For dates and venues visit our UKSL & Grand Prix and Nationals pages. And keep up-to-date with the latest BPA competitions news on Facebook.

Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries - hurry, applications close on 31 March!

14 March 2017

Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries - hurry, applications close on 31 March!

Are you a young BPA Member aged between 16 - 21 years (or 24 years for the follow-on bursary)? Do you hold at least a basic sport parachuting qualification? Do you wish to advance your sport parachuting qualifications but lack the funds? Would a bursary help you to realise your air sport ambitions? Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017 - see royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries  CIs of BPA Affiliated PTOs can countersign valid applications they support.

BPA membership renewal 2017-8

8 March 2017

BPA membership renewal 2017-8

Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the BPA membership year, from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 inclusive. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. If you have ratings (that need to be signed off), live outside the UK/Channel Islands/BFPO, or are otherwise not eligible to renew online, a renewal form was included in your Feb issue of the Mag, or can be downloaded (enter 101 in the forms search box). You can fax or post your completed form to us.

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