Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Romero Sport and Leisure, BPA's insurance brokers, are sponsoring the BPA Romero Safety Innovation Award for Sport Parachuting. This exciting new award is open to entry by BPA members, BPA Affiliated PTOs and BPA Registered Display Teams for the most innovative measure to help further to improve safety in our sport. The winner will be the custodian of the BPA Romero Safety Innovation Trophy for a year, and will also receive a cash prize of five thousand pounds kindly donated by Romero Sport and Leisure as part of their risk management activities in our sport. More on our Safety Innovation Award page.
The BPA Communications Strategy 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
Are you a young BPA Member aged between 16-21*? 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 sporting ambitions? *This year the Trust has introduced the 'follow-on' bursary for young people up to the age of 24 to train to take part in national / international competitions or as instructors, etc. Closing date for applications: 31 March 2015 - see royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries (Note: CIs may sign bursary application forms on behalf of BPA.)
BPA Annual Report 2014 presented by Martin Soulsby, Chair of BPA (pictured), and adopted at the BPA AGM 2015 on Saturday 24 January at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. Video: The skydiving year 2014
Updated 17 May 2012