Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
The excitement of BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 is captured in a new promo video for this unmissable event on Saturday 30 January 2016 at EMCC, Nottingham NG7 2RJ. Check out the video here Register as an Expo visitor now at skydivetheexpo.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes at the Expo prize draw on the day – you need to be there in person at the time of the draw to be eligible to win. See the Expo website for accommodation options as well and more about the fantastic programme we’re putting together with something for everyone.
Tickets for the BPA Gala Dinner at EMCC Nottingham on Saturday 30 January 2016 - the day of the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 - are now on sale, price £26 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. Please advise on booking of any special dietary requirements, of which we shall notify the venue. The menu is:
Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad
Chicken with Autumn Roasted Vegetables & Potato Gnocchi
or vegetarian option (available only if ordered at time of booking)
Red Lentil Mash with Parsnip & Oven Dried Tomato Fritters (v)
Hot Lemon Sponge with Vanilla Custard
Coffee & Mints
The dinner will be followed by a disco. Attendance at the disco/dance is free-of-charge to BPA Members and their guests.
Calling Full BPA Members - Could your knowledge and skills help our sport in the role of a BPA Council Member (a Director of BPA Ltd)? To find out more, please study the Council Member role profile. If it sounds like a role to which you might be suited, please consider standing. See the website https://www.mi-nomination.com/bpa for the procedure to follow. Nominations close at noon on Monday 30 November 2015. In the event of more nominations than the 15 available seats, an election (independently administered by Mi-Voice) will be held.
Congratulations to Mikey Lovemore (left in pic) who won double silver at the World Cup and European Championships in Speed Skydiving. His average speed of 498.23kph over four jumps is faster than the previous UK record for a single jump! He broke 500kph for the first time, one of only five people to ever do so in competition, and is now the 4th fastest speeder ever. Congratulations also to team Euphoria who won double bronze in Freefly. Their 7.9 average put them well ahead of the Norwegian team who came 4th, and was only 0.1 behind the French in silver.
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 Wednesday 25 November 2015. Council will consider the nominations in December. The trophy will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at BPA Skydive the Expo in Nottingham on Saturday 30 January 2016.
The BPA British National Open Parachute Championships 2015 in Wingsuit Performance and Acrobatic Flying will be held at Skydive Netheravon, Wiltshire, over the weekend 12-13 September. More on the event's Facebook page, which includes a link to online registration. Rules can be downloaded from our Nationals page. Following the successful 1st FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying at Netheravon in May 2015, this promises to be another fantastic competition. Don't miss it!
The 2015 Speed 8 Nationals take place at UK Parachuting, Sibson, over the weekend 26-27 September. Registration closes at 08:00 on Saturday 26 ahead of the competition briefing at 08:30. The latest for results/presentations will be 19:00 on Sunday 27. There'll be a Skydiner Speed 8 Party on the Saturday night. Sounds like a great weekend! Download the rules and entry form our Nationals page.
Online booking of bedrooms at the De Vere Orchard Hotel, Nottingham, at our AGM & Expo venue, the East Midlands Conference Centre, is now open for the nights of Thursday 28, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 January 2016. The BPA rate for bed and breakfast on these dates is £60 single and £72 double per night. Click on the link http://www.deverevenues.co.uk/…/east-midlands-conference-c…/ Then on the bottom left when booking a room, Promo code type choose PROMOTIONAL from the drop down box and enter code ‘NCBPAB’.
The BPA British Open Nationals in Artistics and 8-way Formation Skydiving completed over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Skydive Hibaldstow. Results are here.
Congratulations to Team Satori XL - British National Champions in 4-way AAA Formation Skydiving 2015 - Pete Allum, John McIver, Julia Swallow, Milko Hodgkinson and Dave Head (freefall videographer) - pictured at Skydive Hibaldstow on 23 August. Silver was won by Team 4mula, and Bronze by Team Vision 99. Full results for all categories (AAA, AA, A & Rookie) here. See the Nationals page for dates, venues and links for all of this year's Nationals.
Updated 17 May 2012