Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
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.
Congratulations to Team Omni - Tim Gaines, Gregory Lucas, Martin Roberson, Sarah Boyd and Dan Guest - who won Gold in 4-way at the BPA VFS British Open Nationals at Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell. There's more excitement to come this month with the FS, Artistics and Speed Nationals at Skydive Hibaldstow. Then in September, the Speed 8 Nationals at UK Parachuting Sibson and the Wingsuit Performance & Wingsuit Artistics Nationals at APA Netheravon. See the Nationals page for dates and links.
Download the official BPA registration form. This is a pdf which can be edited and saved. It should then be emailed to the host centre, Skydive Hibaldstow at dz[at]skydiving.co.uk. Entry rules for each discipline can be found on the Nationals page. Team leaders and members can sign this form on arrival at Skydive Hibaldstow. All signatures will be needed before jumping. The dates for 2015 are: 4-way FS: 22-24 August; 8-way FS, Artistics and Speed: 29-31 August; rollover weekend for 4-way: 29-31 August; rollover weekend for 8-way, Artistics and Speed: 5-7 September. More here.
BPA Council has consulted with BPA Members about possible changes to its composition to help to assure a stronger future for our sport. Thank you to members who took part in the consultation. Council is now formulating a plan taking the response to consultation fully into account. More in the Members’ section at the Governance page.
Updated 17 May 2012