Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
BPA Council is consulting with BPA Members about possible changes to its composition to help to assure a stronger future for our sport. The initial consultation period is from 10 June 2015 for two months until 10 August, so Council can formulate a plan taking the response to consultation fully into account. BPA Members are invited to ask questions and/or share your opinions. More in our Members’ section at the Governance page.
Romero Sports & Leisure and Liberty Mutual, BPA's insurance partners, are sponsoring a Safety Innovation Award for Sport Parachuting. 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 Liberty as part of their risk management activities in our sport. More on our Safety Innovation Award page.
The 1st FAI Wingsuit Performance World Cup at Skydive Netheravon (25-29 May 2015) was a great competition, brilliantly organised by Jackie Harper and the team at the Army Parachute Association. The results are: 1st Espen Fadnes (NOR), 2nd Spike Harper (GBR), 3rd Marc-André Denault (CAN). For placings of the rest of the British team (pictured), see our Skydiving World Cup page. Spike Harper is also the World Record holder in Speed - 312.8 km/h, and Jackie Harper Female World Record holder in Time 78.4 secs, Distance 4.059 km and Speed 271.5 km/h.
The BPA Communications Strategy (pdf, 6MB) is to inspire and grow the skydiving community. The strategy, which has been developed with the support of BPA's media partners Archant Dialogue, is co-ordinated by the BPA Communications Committee chaired by Adrian Bond. The document showcases our strategy to our stakeholders, other sporting bodies, and potential sponsors. Adrian Bond said "Bringing together our expertise in skydiving with Dialogue's talent for media makes a powerful combination."
The APA are very proud to host the 1st FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Performance Flying at Netheravon from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2015. See www.netheravon.com/wswc2015. Programme: Monday 25 May - final practice day and opening ceremony in the evening; Tue, Wed, Thu - Competition days; Friday morning weather window with the closing ceremony etc in the evening. Please can spectators let Netheravon know to expect them - see the event's facebook page for details.
We're set for a great season of BPA competitions this year including UKSL & Grand Prix and the BPA British Open Nationals. For dates, venues, rules and entry forms, visit our UKSL & Grand Prix and Nationals pages. And keep up-to-date with the latest BPA competitions news on facebook.
BPA Members: if you haven't yet renewed. For full membership renewal for the membership year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, you can renew online if you don't have ratings that need to be signed off, and meet the other criteria to be able to renew online (for details, please see the members' homepage). If not, please kindly complete and return (by post or fax) BPA Form 101. Don't forget that to jump on or after 1 April 2015, you need to renew. Update on FAI Sporting Licences.
BPA Members: full membership renewal for the new membership year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 - you can renew online if you don't have ratings that need to be signed off, and meet the other criteria to be able to renew online (for details, please see the members' homepage). If not, please kindly complete and return (by post or fax) BPA Form 101. Don't forget that to jump on or after 1 April 2015, you need to renew. Update on FAI Sporting Licences.
The 1st FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying will take place at APA Netheravon from 25-29 May 2015. This new skydiving discipline and the event were approved at the IPC Plenary meeting held in Bulgaria in January 2015. Congratulations to Jackie Harper (BPA Wingsuiting Discipline Rep) and her team at APA Netheravon for bringing this prestigious event to the UK. See netheravon.com/wswc2015/
BPA Skydive the Mag's You Tube Channel has a wide selection of videos from BPA Skydive the Expo 2015 - with John LeBlanc, Alastair Macartney, The Freefall Camera, Brian Vacher, Tom Noonan, Tom Parker, Paul Capsey, Mark Procos, Craig Poxon and Martin Soulsby. And don't forget to make a date in your diary for BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 - coming your way on Saturday 30 January 2016 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ.
Visit the BPA Skydive the Expo website at skydivetheexpo.co.uk
Updated 17 May 2012